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Table 3 Results of multivariate analysis of potential predictors for Blastocystis infection among the participants (n = 380)

From: Prevalence, predictors and clinical significance of Blastocystis sp. in Sebha, Libya

Variables Blastocystis infection P
  Adjusted OR (95% CI)  
Age (≥ 18 years) 5.7 (2.21, 9.86) 0.001*
Gender (male) 1.6 (0.67, 3.55) 0.304
Educational level (≤ primary education) 1.8 (0.86, 4.26) 0.113
Occupational status (working) 2.2 (1.02, 4.70) 0.045*
Family size (small) 0.7 (0.32, 1.07) 0.063
  1. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
  2. * Significant predictors (P ≤ 0.05).