Table 4

Density of intestinal parasites infection in dogs, stratified by rural and urban communities.

Parasite

Overall

n = 396

Urban

n = 192

Rural

n = 204

Urban vs. Rural


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

p value


Toxocara canis

375.6 (569.5)

264.1 (441.3)

480.47 (651.9)

0.001

Ancylostoma sp.

84.2 (221.5)

70.4 (207.6)

97.29 (233.5)

0.54

Trichuris vulpis

147.8 (440.6)

126.23 (404.2)

168.12 (477.4)

0.79

Dipylidium caninum

46.8 (189.7)

10.12 (85.9)

81.29 (246.2)

0.028

Taenidae

126.8 (435.0)

77.38 (336.6)

173.29 (507.1)

0.001

Strongyloides sp.

11.3 (68.1)

7.25 (57.8)

15.18 (76.5)

0.92


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

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