Skip to main content

Table 2 Prevalence and Epidemiology of Toxoplasmosis in Stray and Pet Cats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

From: Detection of toxoplasmosis in pets and stray cats through molecular and serological techniques in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Variable Diagnostic Test Overall positive/Total (%) Test-wise Positive Prevalence% of tests 95%CI x2 P-Value
Gender
 Male IgG 49/60(81.66) 37 61.66 0.241–0.374 0.995 0.3180
IgM 21 35
PCR 19 31.66
 Female IgG 103/137(75.18) 78 56.93 0.626–0.759
IgM 39 28.46
PCR 28 20.43
Regions
 Peshawar IgG 47/60(78.33) 37 54.06 0.241–0.374 19.149 0.0001
IgM 16 24.24
PCR 14 21.21
 Charsadda IgG 33/42(78.57) 23 54.76 0.158–0.277 0.0001
IgM 14 33.33
PCR 10 23.8
 Mardan IgG 29/50(58) 27 54 .195–.321 0.0001
IgM 11 22
PCR 7 14
 Kohat IgG 43/45(95.55) 28 62.22 0.172–0.293 0.0001
IgM 19 42.22
PCR 16 35.55
Age
  ≤ 2 Years IgG 37/61(60.65) 24 39.34 0.246–0.379 15.778 0.0001
IgM 16 26.22
PCR 13 21.31
 2–4 Years IgG 71/88(80.68) 56 63.63 0.376–0.519
IgM 25 28.4
PCR 19 21.59
  ≥ 4 Years IgG 44/48(91.66) 35 72.91 0.185–0.310
IgM 19 39.58
PCR 15 31.25
Health
 Healthy IgG 102/138(73.91) 81 58.69 0.631–0.764 3.293 0.1930
IgM 27 19.56
PCR 17 12.31
 Poor IgG 38/46(82.6) 24 52.17 0.176–0.299
IgM 22 47.82
PCR 19 41.3
 Bad IgG 12/13(92.3) 10 76.92 0.036–0.110
IgM 11 84.61
PCR 11 84.61