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Table 2 Possible modalities of exposure to pet allergens in 723 pet-sensitized patients (no and %)

From: Allergic sensitization to common pets (cats/dogs) according to different possible modalities of exposure: an Italian Multicenter Study

Possible modalities of exposure to pets No (%) DOG, no (%) CAT, no (%) DOG/CAT, no (%)
Previous ownership 150 (20.75 %) 65 (8.9) 62 (8.5) 23 (3.2)
Direct domestic contact 213 (29.46 %) 104 (14.3) 88 (12.1) 21 (2.9)
Direct contact elsewhere 146 (20.19 %) 50 (6.9) 57 (7.9) 39 (5.4)
Indirect contact 103 (14.25 %) 23 (3.2) 46 (6.3) 34 (4.7)
No apparent contact 111 (15.35 %) 12 (1.7) 16 (2.2) 83 (11.5)