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Table 2 Seropositivity of T. gondii in relation to behavioral characteristics of the pregnant women in Mizan-Aman General hospital, south west Ethiopia

From: Seroprevalence and risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnant women following antenatal care at Mizan Aman General Hospital, Bench Maji Zone (BMZ), Ethiopia

Variable IgG Positive (n = 198) Percent P value
Ownership of cat
 Yes 56 28.3 0.016
 No 142 72.7
Presence of cat in the neighborhood
 Yes 87 43.9 0.330
 No 111 56.1
Having close contact with cat
 Yes 121 61.1 0.002
 No 77 38.9
Consumption of raw meat
 Yes 93 47.0 0.011
 No 105 53.0
Consumption of boiled milk
 No 42 21.2 0.761
 Yes 156 78.8
Hand washing after contact with raw meat
 Yes 177 89.4 0.395
 No 21 10.6
Having contact with garden soil
 Yes 92 46.5 0.001
 No 106 53.5
Consuming Vegetable without washing
 Yes 21 10.6 0.840
 No 177 89.4
Source of drinking Water
 Tap 163 82.3 0.642
 Well 29 14.7
 Others 5 2.5