Table 2

Bivariate analysis of putative risk factors for infection with T. gondii in the 432 blood donors from Durango, Mexico.

Characteristic

Blood donorsaNo. (%)

Positive test for anti-T gondii antibodies No. (%)

P value


Pork meat consumption

Yes

361 (84.9)

21 (5.8)

0.05

No

64 (15.1)

8 (12.5)

Turkey meat consumption

Yes

126 (29.5)

3 (2.4)

0.01

No

301 (70.5)

29 (9.6)

Sausage consumption

Yes

367 (85.7)

25 (6.8)

0.2

No

61 (14.3)

7 (11.5)

Degree of meat cooking

Raw or undercooked

10 (2.3)

1 (10.0)

0.53

Well done

422 (97.7)

31 (7.3)

Unwashed raw vegetable or fruit consumption

Yes

59 (13.8)

3 (5.1)

0.59

No

367 (86.2)

29 (7.9)

Cats at home

Yes

116 (27)

15 (12.9)

0.01

No

314 (73)

17 (5.4)

Cleaning cat feces

Yes

46 (11.1)

4 (8.7)

0.46

No

367 (88.9)

27 (7.4)

Cats in the neighborhood

Yes

155 (36.2)

15 (9.7)

0.19

No

273 (63.8)

17 (6.2)

Gardening or agriculture

Yes

123 (29.4)

7 (5.7)

0.45

No

296 (70.6)

23 (7.8)

Blood transfusion

Yes

6 (1.4)

0 (0)

0.49

No

419 (98.6)

30 (7.2)

Soil floors

Yes

11 (2.8)

2 (18.2)

0.19

No

389 (97.3)

28 (7.2)


aBlood donors with available data.

Alvarado-Esquivel et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:75   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-75

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