Veterinary Medicine International / 2016 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Faecal Shedding of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Dogs in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria

Table 7

Factors associated with the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection in dogs within sampled households in the FCT, Abuja.

VariableFrequency (%)Number of ELISA positive samples (%)Chi-square value & df

Close contact to dogs
 Yes162 (58.7)23
 No114 (41.3)284.7710.029; 1
Knowledge about dogs harbouring organisms that can infect humans
 Yes103 (37.3)15
 No173 (62.7)361.6720.196; 1
Housing of dogs within premises
 Specially constructed house/cage181 (65.6)32
 In-house passage way48 (17.4)7
 Anywhere in the premises47 (17.0)122.1120.348; 2

Total276