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Table 5 Risk behaviour*; Overall and separately for women with correct and incorrect/no knowledge of preventive practices

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

Risk behaviour Overall Incorrect/No knowledge Knowledge
(%) (%) (%)
Toxoplasmosis N = 1.097 Eat rare or medium cooked meat 8.3 7.7 8.7
Garden without gloves 21.4 20.9 21.8
Change the cat litter box 4.4 1.2 5.3
Eat unwashed raw vegetables or fruits 46.7 50.6 42.2
Listeriosis N = 1.097 Eat unpasteurized dairy products 8.2 9.5 7.5
Eat ready to eat foods 40.4 39.5 41.9
CMV N = 541 Share utensils or cups with children 91.3 92.0 87.8
Did not wash hands after diaper change 69.4 70.8 61.5
  1. * Risk behaviour is defined as having done it at least once during their current pregnancy.