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Table 3 Comparisons of intensities of four genotypes of Theileria orientalis among three anaemic categories

From: Comparison of the performance of three PCR assays for the detection and differentiation of Theileria orientalis genotypes

Genotype Groups ( n ) a Intensity of infection (log DNA copy nos.)
Mean difference ± SE b 95% CI c P -value
ikeda Severe anaemiad (49) 0.510 ± 0.20 0.129, 0.892 0.009
  Mild anaemiae (29) 0.323 ± 0.22 -0.109, 0.755 0.143
  No anaemiaf (33) Reference group   
chitose Severe anaemiad (17) 0.005 ± 0.28 -0.546, 0.556 0.986
  Mild anaemiae (12) 0.238 ± 0.32 -0.386, 0.861 0.455
  No anaemiaf (35) Reference group   
buffeli Severe anaemiad (49) 0.120 ± 0.14 -0.153, 0.393 0.390
  Mild anaemiae (30) 0.199 ± 0.16 -0.113, 0.511 0.212
  No anaemiaf (46) Reference group   
type 5 Severe anaemiad (4) -0.066 ± 0.58 -1.193, 1.061 0.909
  Mild anaemiae (5) 1.442 ± 0.53 0.405, 2.479 0.006
  No anaemiaf (13) Reference group   
  1. a n, number of animals.
  2. bSE, standard error.
  3. cCI, confidence interval.
  4. dSevere anaemia was defined if haematocrit value was < 0.15.
  5. eMild anaemia was defined if haematocrit value was 0.15-0.24.
  6. fNo anaemia was defined if haematocrit value was > 0.24.