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Table 3 Results of multivariate regression for the distribution and risk of non-clinical T. parva infection by age, sex and breed

From: Geographic distribution of non-clinical Theileria parva infection among indigenous cattle populations in contrasting agro-ecological zones of Uganda: implications for control strategies

Study population attributes n = 925 Number of positives by nested PCR Prevalence (%) 95% CI Odds ratio (OR) p-value
a) Age      
7-24 70 25 36 Ref  
25-36 83 46 30 (0.29 - 1.29) 0.71 0.24
37 - 72 332 94 28 (0.4 - 1.28) 0.61 0.21
73 - 192 440 108 25 (0.33 – 1.04) 0.59 0.05*
b) Gender      
Female 801 216 27 Ref  
Male 124 32 26 (0.68 – 1.69) 1.06 0.82
c) Breed type      
EASZ 465 96 21 Ref  
Ankole 410 143 35 (1.5 – 2.8) 2.06 0.000**
Nganda 50 9 18 (0.34 – 1.84) 0.84 0.85
  1. EASZ - East African shorthorn Zebu, *significant **Highly significant in relation to reference (Ref. = reference, p ≤ 0.05).