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Table 2 PCR positivity by demographic and other factors of the study population

From: A study on canine dirofilariasis in selected areas of Sri Lanka

Demographic factors PCR positive Total p-value
Gender
 Male 65 (63.1%) 103 (64.6%) 0.349
 Female 30 (50.8%) 59 (36.4%)
Source
 Stray 17 (100%) 17 (10.5%) 0.126
 Domestic 78 (53.8%) 145 (89.5%)
Skin rash
 Having rash 40 (48.6%) 74 (45.7%) 0.605
 No rash 55 (62.5%) 88 (54.3%)
Breed
 Mongrel 95 (61.3%) 155 (95.7%) 0.049
 Other 0 7 (4.3%)
Age
 6 months < 1 year 10 (45.4%) 22 (13.6%) 0.560
  > 1 year 85 (55.7%) 140 (86.4%)
Mode of rearing
 Indoor 23 (65.7%) 35 (21.6%) 0.645
 Outdoor 72 (51.2%) 127 (78.4%)