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Table 4. Pet-ownership characteristics and retention (N= number). Note: not all questions were asked of all participants, hence variable number of respondents. Retained N (% of Response N) 120 (90.9) 392 (89.1) 238 (88.8) 154 (89.5) 66 (90.4) 87 (89.7) 148 (89.7) 90 (86.5) 127 (89.4) 108 (88.5) 22 (91.7) 214 (88.8)

95% CIa

Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Did not answer

Response N (% of respondents) 132 (23.1) 440 (76.9) 268 (60.9) 172 (39.1) 73 (42.9) 97 (57.1) 165 (61.3) 104 (38.7) 142 (53.8) 122 (46.2) 24 (9.0) 241 (89.9) 3 (1.1)

Other pets – number of dogs in home (N=165)

1 2 3 4 5

110 (66.7) 46 (27.9) 7 (4.2) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6)

101 (91.8) 40 (87.0) 6 (85.7) 1 (100) 1 (100)

86.6-97.0 77.0-96.9 57.5113.9 -

Ref ns ns -

Other pets – number of cats in home (N=140

1 2 3 4 5 7 Did not answer

88 (62.9) 35 (25.0) 11 (7.9) 1 (0.7) 3 (2.1) 1 (0.7) 1 (0.7)

78 (86.6) 30 (85.7) 11 (100) 1 (100) 3 (100) 1 (100) -

81.9-95.4 73.8-97.3 -

Ref ns -

Pets adopted on adoption day (NC only) (N=202) Research prior to adoption (N=572)

1 pet >1 pet Much research Some research Little/no research Did not answer

188 (93.1) 14 (6.9) 162 (28.3) 275 (48.1) 132 (23.1) 3 (0.5)

169 (89.9) 14 (100) 143 (88.3) 249 (90.5) 117 (88.6) 3 (100)

83.3-93.3 87.1-94.0 83.2-94.1 -

ns Ref ns -

Companionship (N=572)

Yes No

434 (75.9) 138 (24.1)

390 (89.9) 122 (88.4)

87.0-92.7 83.0-93.8

Ref 0.860

Security (N=572

Yes No

44 (7.7) 528 (92.3)

36 (81.8) 476 (90.2)

70.3-93.4 87.6-92.7

0.49 Ref

Teach child responsibility (N=572)

Yes No

68 (11.9) 504 (88.1)

59 (86.8) 453 (89.9)

78.6-94.9 87.2-92.5

ns Ref

Exercise (N=572)

Yes No

46 (8.0) 526 (92.0)

44 (95.7) 468 (89.0)

89.7-1.02 86.3-91.7

ns Ref

To rescue a pet (N=572)

Yes No 2wks2 2wk-2mo Never did Did not answer

234 (40.9) 338 (59.1) 434 (75.9) 112 (19.6) 23 (4.0) 3 (0.5)

210 (89.7) 302 (89.3) 394 (90.8) 108 (96.4) 8 (34.8) 2 (67.7)

85.9-93.6 86.0-92.6 88.1-93.5 93.0-99.9 14.8-54.7 -

1.04 Ref Ref 2.7 0.05 -

Variable

Group

First Time Pet Owner (N=572) Other pets in home (N=440) Other pets in 1 year (N=170) Other pet – dog (N=269) Other pet – cat (N=264) Other pet – other (N=268)

Time to adjust (N=572)

iv

86.0-95.8 86.2-92.0 85.0-92.6 84.9-94.1 83.6-97.3 83.6-95.8 85.7-94.8 79.9-93.1 84.3-94.5 82.8-94.2 80.3-1.03 84.8-92.8

Odds Ratiob Ref ns Ref ns Ref ns Ref ns Ref ns Ref ns -

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