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Table 3 Responses of pregnant women on awareness of the epidemiology, clinical and risk factors associated with exposure to toxoplasmosis (n = 161)

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

General information toxoplasmosis knowledge n % 95% CI
Have you ever read or heard of toxoplasmosis?
 Yes 161 41‚2% 36.4–46.4%
 No 229 58.8% 53.6–63.6%
Toxoplasmosis is parasite disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii?
 Yesa 13 8.1% 4.4–13.4%
 No 4 2.5% 0.7–6.2%
 Don’t know 144 89.4% 83.6–93.7%
Is the host of toxoplasmosis is the cat?
 Yesa 22 13.7% 8.8–20.0%
 No 129 80.1% 73.1–86.0%
 Don’t know 10 6.2% 3.0–11.1%
Can pregnant women develop serious complications after toxoplasmosis infection?
 Yesa 67 41.6% 33.9–49.6%
 No 5 3.1% 1.0–7.1%
 Don’t know 89 55.3% 47.3–63.1%
Do you know the seroconversion of toxoplasmosis?
 Yes 7 4.3% 1.8–8.8%
 No 154 95.7% 91.2–98.2%
Toxoplasmosis in pregnant women is asymptomatic in most cases?
 Yesa 23 14.3% 9.3–20.7%
 No 10 6.2% 3.0–11.1%
 Don’t know 128 79.5% 72.4–85.5%
Can toxoplasmosis transmit from pregnant woman to her fetus if she is newly infected during pregnancy?
 Yesa 28 17.4% 11.9–24.1%
 No 4 2.5% 0.7–6.2%
 Don’t know 129 80.1% 73.1–86.0%
Do you know the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis?
 Yes 5 3.1% 1.0–7.1%
 No 156 96.9% 92.9–99.0%
Risk factors
 Consumption of fruit or vegetable with faces
  Yesa 110 68.3% 60.5–75.4%
  No 14 8.7% 4.8–14.2%
  Don’t know 37 23% 16.7–30.3%
 Consumption of untreated water
  Yesa 113 70.2% 62.5–77.1%
  No 15 9.3% 5.3–14.9%
  Don’t know 33 20.5% 14.5–27.6%
 Contact direct with faces of cat
  Yesa 111 68.9% 61.2–76.0%
  No 14 8.7% 4.8–14.2%
  Don’t know 36 22.4% 16.2–29.6%
 Eating undercooked meat
  Yesa 114 70.8% 63.1–77.7%
  No 22 13.7% 8.8–20.0%
  Don’t know 25 15.5% 10.3–22.1%
 Toxoplasmosis contracts mainly through food?
  Yesa 115 71.4% 63.8–78.3%
  No 23 14.3% 9.3–20.7%
  Don’t know 23 14.3% 9.3–20.7%
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