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Table 5 Predictors of left liver lobe size among residents of fishing villages of North-Western Tanzania infected with S. mansoni

From: Periportal fibrosis, liver and spleen sizes among S. mansoni mono or co-infected individuals with human immunodeficiency virus-1 in fishing villages along Lake Victoria shores, North-Western, Tanzania

Variable â SE 95% CI P -values
Sex −0.1735 0.1390 −0.446 – 0.0994 0.21
Age 0.0100 0.0048 0.00058 – 0.0195 0.038**
Occupation
SSB* 1    
Peasants 0.1357 0.2147 −0.29 – 0.55 0.53
Fishing 0.1474 0.2649 −0.37 – 0.67 0.58
Villages of residence
Igombe 1    
Sangabuye 0.2185 0.2025 −0.17 – 0.62 0.28
Kayenze 0.1104 0.1762 −0.24 – 0.46 0.53
Igalagala 0.3354 0.2873 −0.23 – 0.89 0.24
Malaria infection
No 1    
Yes 0.4142 0.1989 0.023 – 0.80 0.038**
HIV-1 serostatus
Negative 1    
Positive 0.5258 0.2889 −0.04 – 1.093 0.069
Schistosoma mansoni intensity (log epg)
S. mansoni intensities 0.1076 0.0416 0.026 – 0.189 0.01**
  1. *SME – small scale business ** significant factors associated with left liver lobe hepatomegaly.
  2. R2 = 0.0264, Adjusted R2 = 0.0140 F = 2.14 and P< 0.02.
  3. Linear regression model was constructed for height adjusted ultrasound measurements of the left liver lobe(organ size as continuous variable- i.e. deviations from mean).