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Table 2 Gender-dog ownership status specific, and overall prevalence (PI) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of University College Dublin employees with awareness that individual responsibilities of dog owners are prescribed by law in Ireland

From: Self-reported awareness of the legal status of eight responsibilities of dog owners in Ireland: are dog owners different from non-dog owners?

Dog owner legal responsibility Participant characteristics Awareness of dog owner legal responsibility PI (%) 95% CI (%)
Yes (n) No (n)
“Fouling” Female Owner 210 6 97.2 95.0–99.4
Non-Owner 212 13 94.2 91.2–97.3
Male Owner 105 6 94.6 90.4–98.8
Non-Owner 113 14 89.0 83.5–94.4
   Total 640 39 94.3 92.5–96.0
“Licensing” Female Owner 207 9 95.8 93.2–98.5
Non-Owner 193 32 85.8 81.2–90.3
Male Owner 95 16 85.6 79.1–92.1
Non-Owner 98 29 77.2 69.9–84.5
   Total 593 86 87.3 84.8–89.8
“Muzzling and Leashing” Female Owner 201 15 93.1 89.7–96.5
Non-Owner 192 33 85.3 80.7–90.0
Male Owner 98 13 88.3 82.3–94.3
Non-Owner 104 23 81.9 75.2–88.6
   Total 595 84 87.6 85.2–90.1
“Safeguarding Health and Welfare” Female Owner 156 60 72.2 66.3–78.2
Non-Owner 169 56 75.1 69.5–80.8
Male Owner 88 23 79.3 71.7–86.8
Non-Owner 89 38 70.1 62.1–78.0
   Total 502 177 73.9 70.6–77.2
“Abandonment” Female Owner 138 78 63.9 57.5–70.3
Non-Owner 151 74 67.1 61.0–73.3
Male Owner 72 39 64.9 56.0–73.8
Non-Owner 82 45 64.6 56.3–72.9
   Total 443 236 65.2 61.7–68.8
“Tail Docking” Female Owner 160 56 74.1 68.2–79.9
Non-Owner 141 84 62.7 56.4–69.0
Male Owner 71 40 64.0 55.0–72.9
Non-Owner 64 63 50.4 41.7–59.1
   Total 436 243 64.2 60.6–67.8
“Straying” Female Owner 129 87 59.7 53.2–66.3
Non-Owner 118 107 52.4 45.9–59.0
Male Owner 63 48 56.8 47.5–66.0
Non-Owner 63 64 49.6 40.9–58.3
   Total 373 306 54.9 51.2–58.7
“Identification” Female Owner 78 138 36.1 29.7–42.5
Non-Owner 100 125 44.4 38.0–50.9
Male Owner 28 83 25.2 17.2–33.3
Non-Owner 38 89 29.9 22.0–37.9
   Total 244 435 35.9 32.3–39.5
  1. “Fouling” – Fouling in a public place; “Licensing” - Licensing of all dogs; “Muzzling and Leashing” – Muzzling and leashing of particular breeds; “Safeguarding health and welfare” - Safeguarding health and welfare of the animal; "Abandonment" - Abandonment of the dog; “Tail Docking” – Tail docking of puppies; “Straying” – Straying of an animal; “Identification” – Wearing of identification