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Table 4 Pregnant women’s knowledge about preventive practices for infectious diseases; N = 1.097

From: Observational study to assess pregnant women’s knowledge and behaviour to prevent toxoplasmosis, listeriosis and cytomegalovirus

Preventive practices Correct answer (%) False answer (%) Don’t know (%)
Toxoplasmosis Letting someone else change the cat’s litter box 77.9 0.6 21.6
Cooking meat well until no pink is seen and the juices run clear 48.1 12.7 39.3
Thoroughly washing and/or peeling fruits and vegetables before eating them 48.2 13.3 38.5
Gardening with gloves 74.3 1.3 24.4
Removing pet reptiles from your home* 20.1 5.9 73.9
Taking a vitamin supplement regularly* 47.6 3.3 49.2
Listeriosis Thoroughly reheating all leftover foods and “ready-to eat” foods 45.8 9.9 44.3
Eating only properly pasteurized dairy products 63.9 4.5 31.6
Avoiding areas where ticks live* 32.2 2.2 65.6
CMV Hand washing after diaper change 16.0 2.8 81.2
Not sharing the same drinking glass, utensils or toothbrush with children 15.0 1.6 83.4
  Do not lick envelopes* 9.8 1.6 88.6
  1. * False statement.