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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of selected characteristics of the pregnant women studied and T. gondii infection.

From: Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnant women in a public hospital in northern Mexico

Characteristic Pregnant womena Positive test for anti-T gondii antibodies P value
  No. 343 (100%) No. 21 (6.1%)  
Pork meat consumption    
   Yes 308 (90.1) 20 (6.5) 0.3
   No 34 (9.9) 1 (2.9)  
Beef meat consumption    
   Yes 337 (98.3) 21 (6.2) 0.6
   No 6 (1.7) 0 (0)  
Turkey meat consumption    
   Yes 102 (29.7) 10 (9.8) 0.06
   No 241 (70.3) 11 (4.6)  
Deer meat consumption    
   Yes 18 (5.2) 3 (16.7) 0.08
   No 325 (94.8) 18 (5.5)  
Squirrel meat consumption    
   Yes 12 (3.5) 2 (16.7) 0.1
   No 331 (96.5) 19 (5.7)  
Wild animal meat comsumptionb    
   Yes 26 (7.6) 4 (15.4) 0.06
   No 315 (92.4) 17 (5.4)  
Degree of meat cooking    
   Raw or undercooked 7 (1.7) 0 (0) 0.6
   Well done 401 (98.3) 21 (5.2)  
Unwashed raw vegetable or fruit consumption    
   Yes 228 (66.5) 13 (5.7) 0.6
   No 115 (33.5) 8 (7)  
Contact with catc    
   Yes 286 (83.4) 17 (5.9) 0.4
   No 57 (16.6) 4 (7)  
Gardening or agriculture    
   Yes 186 (54.2) 13 (7) 0.4
   No 157 (45.8) 8 (5.1)  
Residence outside Durango    
   Yes 8 (2.3) 3 (37.5) 0.009
   No 334 (97.7) 18 (5.4)  
Blood transfusion    
   Yes 24 (7.1) 3 (12.5) 0.1
   No 316 (92.9) 18 (5.7)  
Soil floors    
   Yes 28 (8.3) 6 (21.4) 0.004
   No 311 (91.7) 15 (4.8)  
  1. aWomen with available data.
  2. bIncluding deer, boar or squirrel.
  3. cCat in home or neigborhood or cleaning cat feces.