Analysis of the association of the schooling with income and with cares of health and ectoparasitism in dogs in the city of Araguaína, Tocantins
AbstractAn epidemiological survey carried out in 2005, in the city of Araguaína, State of the Tocantins, revealed to exist association between schooling and income of dogs' owners (p;0,05). In the group of owners with smaller schooling, the increase of the formal instruction, for nine or more years, can reduce the number of dogs without confinement, vaccination (except against the rabies) or deworming in 23,3% (IC95%=10,935,2), 30,5% (IC95%=18,7-41,1) and 22,3% (IC95%=10,7-33,2), respectively; in the assembly of all of the owners of dogs this reduction can be, in the same order, of 10.7% (IC95%=0,8-19,3), 14.3% (IC95%=3,9-24,3) and 10.7% (IC95%=1,0-19,5). The regional socio-economic promotion, with more actions of sanitary education and increase of the schooling, is essential condition to the improvement of the health of the dogs and, consequently, of the public health.
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