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Table 3 Lifestyle factors of cats with a positive culture of Malassezia pachydermatis

From: Prevalence and in vitro antifungal susceptibility of commensal yeasts in the external ear canal of cats

Lifestyle factors Number of cats p-value
Negative culture Positive culture
Hair length    0.0001
  Short-haired (≤ 3 cm) 20 6  
  Long-haired (> 3 cm) 6 21  
Ear cleaning frequency    0.007
  ≤2 weeks 12 6  
  >2 weeks or never 9 26  
Age group    0.7846
≤6 years 15 14  
>6 years 11 13  
Bathing frequency    0.0537
  ≤1 month 3 10  
  >1 month or never 23 17  
Cat rearing    0.1917
  Indoor only 22 26  
  Outdoor access 4 1  
Sex    0.7786
  Male 17 16  
  Female 9 11