TABLE 3

Healthy Weeks and the Weeks With Different Respiratory Tract Symptoms and Infections and Use of Antibiotics During Follow-up in Relation to Dog and Cat Contacts Based on Retrospective Cross-Sectional Data of Average Animal Contacts During the Study

Dog or Cat ContactHealthyFeverAntibioticsWheezingCoughOtitisRhinitis
Nn (%)Nn (%)Nn (%)Nn (%)Nn (%)Nn (%)Nn (%)
Dog contacts at home
 No dog or dog not inside10 7986878 (63.7)10361447 (4.3)10798468 (4.3)10 361231 (2.2)103601193 (11.5)10 361331 (3.2)10 3611918 (18.5)
 Dog occasionally inside1278953 (74.6)126957 (4.5)127814 (1.1)126920 (1.6)1269135 (10.6)12697 (0.6)1269225 (17.7)
 Dog often inside13911132 (81.4)139053 (3.8)139136 (2.6)139016 (1.2)1390109 (7.8)139012 (0.9)1390155 (11.2)
 Dog mostly inside31132229 (71.6)3066102 (3.3)311393 (3.0)306659 (1.9)3066313 (10.2)306665 (2.1)3066537 (17.5)
 P <.001.08<.001.03<.001<.001<.001
Cat contacts at home
 No cat or cat not inside12 6438278 (65.5)12191500 (4.1)12643511 (4.0)12 191263 (2.2)121901369 (11.2)12 191342 (2.8)12 1912233 (18.3)
 Cat occasionally inside884726 (82.1)88432 (3.6)88412 (1.4)88414 (1.6)88457 (6.4)8849 (1.0)884101 (11.4)
 Cat often inside17341239 (71.5)170577 (4.5)173445 (2.6)170532 (1.9)1705179 (10.5)170535 (2.1)1705301 (17.7)
 Cat mostly inside14511039 (71.6)143859 (4.1)145149 (3.4)143824 (1.7)1438159 (11.1)143833 (2.3)1438237 (16.5)
 P <.001.74<.001.40<.001.004<.001
  • N, total number of weeks with particular animal exposure; n, total number of weeks with specific symptom or infection and percentage (%) of weeks with specific symptom or infection from the total population with particular animal exposure; P values are obtained by Pearson Chi-Square test.