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Table 1 Prevalence of Babesia in pet cats in Shenzhen, China

From: Molecular evidence of Babesia in pet cats in mainland China

ParametersNo. of cats tested (%)Percentage (n) of infected cats95% CIχ2-valueP-value
Gender0.3090.578
 Female100 (49.3)1.0 (1)0.95–2.95  
 Male103 (50.7)1.94 (2)0.72–4.60  
Age11.330.009
 Juvenile (<  1 year)43 (21.2)7.0 (3)0.63–14.6  
 Adult (≥ 1 year)160 (78.8)0 (0)  
Health condition7.0880.026
 Apparently healthy142 (70.0)0 (0)  
 Sick61 (30.0)4.9 (3)0.52–10.3  
Geographical location5.5970.231
 Longgang39 (19.2)5.13 (2)1.79–12.0  
 Longhua52 (25.6)0 (0)  
 Futian26 (12.8)0 (0)  
 Nanshan43 (21.2)0 (0)  
 Baoan43 (21.2)2.33 (1)2.18–6.84