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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of toxoplasmosis and other variables in pregnant women in Hanoi and Thai Binh hospital

From: Sero-epidemiological status and risk factors of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Northern Vietnam

Variable Hanoi hospital Thai Binh hospital
Mean seroprevalence 4.5% (95% CI: 2.7–7.0) 5.8% (95% CI: 3.7–8.6)
Mean age 27 years (sd: 5) 28 years (sd: 5)
Mean gestational weeks 12 weeks (sd: 1) 10 weeks (sd: 3)
Mean previous pregnancies 1.2 (sd: 1.1) 1.3 (sd: 1.1)
Previous stillbirths 32% (127/401) 36% (141/394)
Mean number of previous stillbirths 1.4 (sd: 0.6) 1.3 (sd: 0.6)
Symptoms potentially relating to toxoplasmosis 6.5% (26/401) 5.6% (22/394)
Heard about toxoplasmosis before 2.0% (8/401) 3.3% (13/394)
From a doctor 1.0% (4/401) 2.0% (8/394)
From the internet 0.5% (2/401) 1.8% (7/394)
From TV 0.5% (2/401) No
From studying medicine 0.3% (1/401) No
Owning a cat 28% (112/401) 39% (152/394)
(Stray) cats on the property/neighbourhood/ work environment 30% (122/401) 35% (138/393)
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, sd standard deviation