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Table 1 Distribution of vector-borne infection in semi-domesticated cats based on epidemiological data

From: Evaluation of hematological alteration of vector‐borne pathogens in cats from Bangkok, Thailand

Variable Total number Number of negative cats (%) Number of positive cats (%)
    Any pathogen Babesia spp. Hepatozoon spp. Hemoplasmas BB + HM BB + HP HM + HP BB + HM + HP
  372 135 (36.3) 237 (63.8) 147 (39.5) 12 (3.2) 137 (36.9) 50 (13.4) 3 (0.8) 6 (1.6) 2 (0.5)
Age  
 Young (≤ 1-year-old) 81 (21.8) 42 (51.9) 39 (48.1) 13 (16.1) 2 (2.5) 14 (17.2) 4 (4.9) 0 1 (1.2) 0
 Adult (> 1-year-old) 291 (78.2) 93 (32) 198 (68)* 134 (46.1) 10 (3.4) 123 (42.3)* 46 (15.9)* 3 (1.0) 5 (1.7) 2 (0.7)
Gender
 Male 171 (46) 49 (28.7) 122 (71.3)* 73 (42.7) 6 (3.5) 76 (44.4)* 29 (17) 2 (1.2) 3 (1.8) 1 (0.6)
 Female 201 (54) 86 (42.8) 115 (57.2) 74 (37) 6 (3) 61 (30.3) 21 (10.4) 1 (0.5) 3 (1.5) 1 (0.5)
Ectoparasite infestation
 Yes 188 (50.5) 67 (35.6) 121 (64.4) 82 (44) 10 (5.3) 65 (35) 28 (14.9) 3 (1.6) 5 (2.7) 2 (1.0)
 No 184 (49.5) 68 (37) 116 (63) 65 (35.3) 2 (1.1) 72 (39.1) 22 (12) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
Tick infestation
 Yes 7 (1.9) 4 (57.1) 3 (42.9) 1 (14.3) 0 3 (42.9) 1 (14.3) 0 0 0
 No 365 (98.1) 247 (67.7) 118 (32.3) 81 (22.2) 10 (2.7) 62 (17) 27 (7.4) 3 (0.8) 5 (1.4) 2 (0.5)
Louse infestation
 Yes 8 (2.2) 4 (50) 4 (50) 3 (37.5) 0 2 (25) 1 (12.5) 0 0 0
 No 364 (97.8) 247 (67.9) 117 (32.1) 79 (21.7) 10 (2.7) 63 (17.3) 27 (7.4) 3 (0.8) 5 (1.4) 2 (0.5)
Flea infestation
 Yes 179 (48.1) 69 (38.5) 110 (61.5) 73 (40.8) 10 (5.6) 58 (32.4) 25 (14) 3 (1.7) 5 (2.8) 2 (1.1)
 No 193 (51.9) 182 (94.3) 11 (5.7) 9 (4.7) 0 7 (3.6) 3 (1.6) 0 0 0
  1. Abbreviations: BB Babesia spp, HM Hemoplasmas, HP Hepatozoon spp
  2. *Statistically significant differences (P < 0.05)