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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the samples, percentages

From: An empirical examination of the conceptualization of companion animals

  Dog questionnaire   Cat questionnaire
(n = 1267)   (n = 760)
Number of animals in household
 0 …dogs 20 …cats 23
  ≥ 1 …dog 80 …cat 77
 1 …dogs 41 …cats 32
 2 …dogs 23 …cats 23
  ≥ 3 …dogs 13 …cats 18
 N/A   3   4
Both cat and dog in household   31   13
Do not keep but has
 …previously kept a …a doga 71 … a cata 83
 …have thought of keeping …a doga 70 … a cata 66
Age, years  
 20–29   17   14
 30–39   12   10
 40–49   16   18
 50–65   37   38
  > 65   11   12
 N/A   7   8
Gender
 Female   86   86
 Male   7   6
 N/A   7   8
Persons in household
 1   17   21
 2   41   39
 3–4   27   26
  > 4   8   6
 N/A   7   8
Children in household
 Yes   31   30
 No   62   62
 N/A   7   8
  1. Percentage in proportion of total sample except otherwise noted, aare proportion of respondents not keeping a dog (or cat) who answered whether or not previously kept and whether or not have been thinking of keeping, respectively