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Table 1 Distribution of T. gondii along with demographic characteristics of the pregnant women (n = 201), Jimma town, 2011

From: Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondiiand associated risk factors among pregnant women in Jimma town, Southwestern Ethiopia

Demographic characteristics Seroprevalence Total n (%)
Positive n (%) Negative n (%)
Age group (years)    
 15 – 19 16 (64.0) 9 (36.0) 25 (12.4)
 20 – 24 81 (83.5) 16 (16.5) 97 (48.3)
 25 – 29 55 (88.7) 7 (11.3) 62 (30.8)
 30 – 35 16 (94.1) 1 (5.9) 17 (8.5)
Occupation    
 Housewives 134 (82.7) 28 (17.3) 162 (80.6)
 Merchants 14 (82.4) 3 (17.6) 17 (8.5)
 House maids 6 (75) 2 (25) 8 (4.0)
 Daily laborers 7 (100) 0 7 (3.5)
 Others 7 (100) 0 7 (3.5)
Level of education    
 Illiterate 38 (77.6) 11 (22.4) 49 (24.4)
 Read and write only 13 (86.7) 2 (13.3) 15 (7.5)
 Grade 1-4 32 (82.1) 7 (17.9) 39 (19.4)
 Grade 5-8 44 (86.3) 7 (13.7) 51 (25.4)
 Grade 9-12 37 (90.2) 4 (9.8) 41 (20.4)
 12+ 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3) 6 (3.0)
Trimester of pregnancy    
 1st trimester 23 (79.3) 6 (20.7) 29 (14.4)
 2nd trimester 86 (82.7) 18 (17.3) 104 (51.7)
 3rd trimester 59 (86.8) 9 (13.2) 68 (33.8)