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Table 4 Estimated seroprevalences in the two sampling periods in three study areas in Switzerland. Seroprevalences (Prev) are given in percent (%) with the number of positive samples (pos) and total number of samples (n) in parenthesis, the 95% confidence interval (CI) and the p-value of the binomial test applied to compare local seroprevalences with that of Uppland (baseline, see Table 1). This information is provided both for all samples and for the young age class (≤ 60 kg) only. P-values < 0.05 are highlighted in bold

From: Serological survey in wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Switzerland and other European countries: Sarcoptes scabiei may be more widely distributed than previously thought

Study area Mange statusa Period Total samples Young age class only
Prev in % (pos/n) 95% CI p-value Prev in %, (pos/n) 95% CI p-value
Geneva N 1 3.6 (6/167) 1.3–7.7 0.1944 4.6 (5/108) 1.5–10.5 0.4710
  N 2 1.8 (4/222) 0.5–4.6 0.5115 2.4 (4/166) 0.7–6.1 0.8245
Jura 1 N 1 18.2 (2/11) 2.3–51.8 0.0052 25.0 (2/8) 3.2–65.1 0.0423
  C 2 12.1 (12/99) 6.4–20.2 0.0031 19.0 (12/63) 10.2–30.9 0.0185
Ticino N 1 5.3 (3/57) 1.1–14.6 0.1318 8.3 (2/24) 1.0–27.0 0.3375
  C 2 1.9 (3/156) 0.4–5.5 0.5141 3.0 (3/100) 0.6–8.5 0.7411
  1. aN no reported clinical cases, C confirmed clinical cases (S. scabiei was identified in skin samples)