Opinion in the U.S. on pregnant women around cats by age 2014

This statistic depicts the opinion of U.S. responders on whether or not pregnant women should be around cats in 2014, sorted by age group of the respondents. For 18-29 year olds, 63 percent of respondents deemed it okay for pregnant women to be around cats, 16 percent responded not okay, and 20 percent were unsure. Cats can spread toxoplasmosis in their feces by eating infected rodents, birds, or other small animals. Possible exposure can occur by touching of the mouth after changing a litter box or gardening without gloves. Raw meat should also be avoided to prevent toxoplasmosis in pregnant women.

Opinion on pregnant women around cats in the U.S. in 2014, by age group

18-29 years30-44 years45-64 years65 years and older
Okay63%56%53%45%
Not okay16%21%21%17%
Not sure20%23%26%38%
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Source

Release date

June 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 20 to 23, 2014

Number of respondents

993 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

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