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Table 2 Cats’ description, including univariate analysis p-values for association with the cat’s vaccination status

From: A survey of Italian cat owners’ attitudes towards cat vaccination through a web-based questionnaire

Question Response option Total (%) No. (%) recently vaccinated (in the last 3 years) No. (%) not recently vaccinated (over the last 3 years) No. (%) unvaccinated P-value*
Number of cats owned by respondent 1 386 (31) 296 (30) 43 (32) 47 (41) 0.068
2 377 (31) 314 (32) 38 (29) 25 (21)  
3 187 (15) 142 (14) 23 (17) 22 (19)  
≥ 4 290 (23) 239 (24) 29 (22) 22 (19)  
Total 1240 991 133 116  
Age of the cat 8 weeks – 1 year 196 (16) 171 (17) 1 (1) 24 (21) < 0.001
2–4 years 485 (39) 445 (45) 7(5) 33 (28)  
5–9 years 371 (30) 264 (27) 71 (53) 36 (31)  
≥ 10 years 184 (15) 107 (11) 54 (41) 23 (20)  
Total 1236 987 133 116  
Age of the cat at acquisition ≤1 year 1129 (91) 910 (92) 120 (90) 99 (85) 0.558
2–4 years 69 (6) 51 (5) 9 (7) 9 (8)  
≥ 5 years 37 (3) 25 (3) 4 (3) 8 (7)  
Total 1235 986 133 116  
Origin of the cat Breeder/shop 225 (18) 215 (22) 6 (5) 4 (3) 0.001
Animal shelter/charity/stray 703 (57) 534 (54) 93 (70) 76 (66)  
Relatives/friends 260 (21) 200 (20) 29 (22) 31 (27)  
Internet 50 (4) 42 (4) 4 (3) 4 (4)  
Total 1238 991 132 115  
Purebred cat No 955 (77) 727 (74) 120 (90) 108 (93) 0.204
Yes 278 (23) 257 (26) 13 (10) 8 (7)  
Total 1233 984 133 116  
Indoor/outdoor access Indoor only 787 (63) 648 (65) 77 (58) 62 (53) 0.017
Indoor and outdoor 430 (35) 330 (34) 52 (39) 48 (42)  
Outdoor only 23 (2) 13 (1) 4 (3) 6 (5)  
Total 1240 991 133 116  
Previous cat’s experience Cattery/cat show 182 (15) 168 (17) 12 (9) 2 (2) < 0.001
Travel 242 (19) 199 (20) 28 (21) 15 (13)  
None 815 (66) 623 (63) 93 (70) 99 (85)  
Total 1239 990 133 116  
Future cat’s experience Cattery/cat show 164 (13) 156 (16) 1 (1) 7 (6) 0.232
Travel 233 (19) 202 (21) 20 (15) 11 (9)  
None 831 (68) 622 (63) 111 (84) 98 (85)  
Total 1228 980 132 116  
  1. * significant results and tendency are reported in bold