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Table 2 Risk factors for Leishmania infection in dogs from Sichuan Province, China

From: The prevalence of canine Leishmania infantum infection in Sichuan Province, southwestern China detected by real time PCR

Data of dogs No. of examined No. of positive Prevalence (%) P OR (95.0% CI)
Sex      
Male 176 44 25.0 0.941 0.5 (0.2-1.0)
Female 138 34 24.6   
Age      
≤ 1 year 220 43 19.5 0.001 2.4 (1.4-4.2)
> 1 year 94 35 37.2   
Clinical status a      
Symtomatic 73 26 35.6 0.015 2.0 (1.1-3.6)
Asymtomatic 241 52 21.6   
  1. a The clinical status including the asymptomatic dogs, which present no clinical signs of VL, and symptomatic dogs, which present one of the external clinical signs of VL, such as weight loss, dry exfoliative dermatitis, ulcers, periorbital alopecia, diffuse alopecia and ocular signs.