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Table 1 General characteristics of study participants

From: Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM antibodies and associated risk factors in women of child-bearing age in Njinikom, NW Cameroon

Characteristic Number (%)
Age category
15–25 53/178 (29.8)
26–35 70/178 (39.3)
36–49 55/178 (30.9)
Marital status
Married 96/178 (53.9)
Divorced 8/178 (4.4)
Single 62/178 (34.8)
Widow 12/178 (6.7)
Level of education
None 11/178 (6.2)
Primary 87/178 (48.9)
Secondary 63/178 (35.4)
Higher 17/178 (9.5)
Have cats at home
Yes 10/178 (5.6)
No 168/178 (94.4)
Contact with cats
Yes 54/178 (30.3)
No 124/178 (69.7)
Consume raw or undercooked meat
Yes 106/178 (59.6)
No 72/178 (40.4)
Consumed raw milk
Yes 9/178 (5.1)
No 169/178 (94.9)
Consumed raw unwashed vegetable or fruits
Yes 117/178 (65.7)
No 61/178 (34.3)
Consumed untreated drinking water
Yes 130/178 (73.1)
No 48/178 (26.9)
House floor type
Cemented 68/178 (38.2)
Not cemented 110/178 (61.8)
Knowledge of toxoplasmosis
Yes 3/178 (1.7)
No 175/178 (98.3)
Residential area
Urban 9/178 (5.1)
Rural 169/178 (94.9)
Pregnant
Yes 90/178 (50.6)
No 88/178 (49.4)
HIV positive
Yes 90/178 (50.6)
No 88/178 (49.4)
HAART therapy
Yes 76/90 (84.5)
No 14/90 (15.5)
CD4 cell count (cells/mm 3 )
>500 40/90 (44.5)
200–500 47/90 (52.2)
<200 3/90 (3.3)