Table 3

Prevalence of intestinal helminths parasite in dogs, stratified by communities.

Overall

(n = 396)

Urban

(n = 192)

Rural

(n = 204)

Urban vs. Rural

N infected

% (95% Cl)

N infected

% (95% Cl)

N infected

% (95% Cl)

p value


Parasite species

Toxocara canis

165

41.7 (36.8 – 46.7)

72

37.5 (30.6 – 44.8)

93

45.6 (39.6 – 53.7)

0.13

Ancylostoma sp.

67

16.9 (13.4 – 21.0)

27

14.1 (9.5 – 19.8)

40

19.6 (14.4 – 25.7)

0.18

Trichuris vulpis

57

14.4 (9.7 – 16.6)

28

14.6 (9.9 – 20.4)

29

14.2 (9.7 – 19.8)

1.0

Dipylidium caninum

36

9.1 (6.5 – 12.4)

11

5.7 (2.9 – 10.0)

25

12.3 (8.1 – 17.6)

0.035

Taenidae

33

8.3 (5.8 – 11.5)

3

1.6 (0.3 – 4.5)

30

14.7 (10.2 – 20.3)

< 0.0001

Strongyloides sp.

15

3.8 (2.1 – 6.2)

3

1.6 (0.3 – 4.5)

12

5.8 (3.1 – 10.1)

0.033

Number of intestinal helminth species per host

One helminth species

196

49.4 (44.2 – 54.3)

92

47.9 (40.7 – 55.2)

104

51.0 (43.9 – 58.3)

0.6

Two helminth species

52

13.1 (10.0 – 16.9)

17

8.9 (5.2 – 13.8)

35

17.5 (12.3 – 23.0)

0.017

Three helminth species

18

4.6 (2.7 – 7.1)

4

2.1 (0.6 – 5.2)

14

6.9 (3.8 – 11.2)

0.029

Four or more helminth species

5

1.3 (0.0 – 2.9)

0

-

5

2.5 (0.1 – 5.6)

0.062


Ugbomoiko et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2008 4:49   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-4-49

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