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Table 2 Prevalence of Rickettsia detected in blood samples from pet dogs in Harbin, China

From: Molecular detection and genetic diversity of Rickettsia spp. in pet dogs and their infesting ticks in Harbin, northeastern China

Parameters No. tested
(n / %)
No. positive
(n / %)
χ2-value P-value
Gender    0.960 0.405
 Female 286 / 57.5 26 / 9.1   
  Male 210 / 42.3 14 / 6.7   
Breed    3.866 0.695
 Poodle 124 / 11 / 8.9   
 Border Collie 103 / 6 / 5.8   
 Siberian Husky 87 / 5 / 5.7   
 Corgi 56 / 6 / 10.7   
 Bichon Frise 48 / 4 / 8.3   
 Labrador 43 / 3 / 6.9   
 Chihuahua 35 / 5 / 14.3   
Age    4.026 0.031
 Juvenile (< 1 year) 285 / 57.5 29 / 10.2   
 Adult (≥ 1 year) 211 / 42.5 11 / 5.2