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Table 1 Distribution of hemoplasma infection in cats according to epidemiological data

From: Molecular detection of hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) in domestic cats (Felis catus) in Romania

Epidemiological data Total no. of hemoplasma infected/tested cats (%) (95% CI) Species identified (number) Odds ratios
(OR) (95% CI)
p value
CMhm Mhf
Age
  Young (≤ 1-year old) 2/13 (15.4) (2.7–46.3) 0 2 1.7 (0.31–9.17) 0.533
  Adult (> 1-year old) 9/38 (23.7) (12.0-40.6) 8 1   
Gender
  Female 4/28 (14.3) (4.7–33.6) 3 1 2.62 (0.7–10.5) 0.171
  Male 7/23 (30.4) (14.1–53.0) 5 2   
Breed
  European 7/35 (20.0) (9.1–37.5) 4 3 1.33 (0.3–5.4) 0.687
  Non-European 4/16 (25.0) (8.3–52.6) 4 0   
Sampling season
  Warm 7/31 (22.6) (10.3–41.5) 6 1 1.16 (0.3–4.6) 0.826
  Cold 4/20 (20) (6.6–44.3) 2 2   
Outdoor access
  Yes 7/19 (36.8) (17.2–61.4) 5 2 4.1 (1.0-16.6) 0.049
  No 4/32 (12.5) (4.1–29.9) 3 1   
Presence of ectoparasites
  Yes 3/11 (27.3) (7.3–60.7) 3 0 0.66 (0.1–3.1) 0.605
  No 8/40 (20.0) (9.6–36.1) 5 3   
FeLV status
  Positive 1/5 (20.0) (1.1–70.1) 0 1 1.11 (0.1–11.1) 0.928
  Negative 10/46 (21.7) (11.5–36.8) 8 2   
FIV status
  Positive 2/6 (33.3) (6.0-75.9) 2 0 2.00 (0.3–12.7) 0.462
  Negative 9/45 (20.0) (10.1–35.1) 6 3   
Total 11/51 (21.6) (11.8–35.7)