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Table 2 Distribution of pregnant women treated in public healthcare service according to age, gestational age, parity, history of abortion, profession and toxoplasmosis aware (heard/read) in Casablanca in Morocco (N = 390)

From: An analytical study on the awareness and practice relating toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in Casablanca, Morocco

  Heard/read of toxoplasmosis
n (%)
Never heard/read of toxoplasmosis
n (%)
N X2 p
Age (Years)
  < 25 30(31.2) 66(68.8) 96 6.87 0.0321*
 25–34 92(47.2) 102(52.8) 193   
 35–48 39(39.4) 60(60.6) 99   
Parity (number of pregnancy)
 Nulliparous (=0) 50(36.8) 86(63.2) 136 4.21 0.1215
 Pauciparous (1–2) 98(45.8) 116(54.2) 214   
 Multiparous (≥ 3) 13(32.5) 27(67.5) 40   
Residence
 Urban 116(44.1) 147(55.9) 263 2.68 0.2607
 Suburban 5(33.3) 10(66.7) 15   
 Rural 40(35.8) 72(64.2) 112   
Gestational age
 First trimester 63(38.9) 99(61.1) 162 1.83 0.3997
 Second trimester 58(40.3) 86(59.7) 144   
 Third trimester 40(47.6) 44(52.4) 84   
Educational level
 Illiterate 29(29.9) 68(70.1) 97 34.97 0.0000*
 Incomplete elementary school 44(32.1) 93(67.9) 137   
 Incomplete high school 33(43.4) 43(56.6) 76   
 Complete higher education 55(68.8) 25(31.2) 80   
History of abortion
 Yes 42(38.5) 67(61.5) 109 0.47 0.4920
 No 119(42.3) 162(57.7) 281   
Profession
 Houssewife 134 (37.6) 222(62.4) 356 22.34 0.0000*
 Working 27(79.4) 7(20.6) 34   
  1. *statistically significant (p < 0.05)