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Table 6 Predictors of spleen 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 0.3968 0.1273 0.14 – 0.65 0.002**
Age −0.0005 0.0044 −0.009 – 0.0081 0.91
Occupation
SSB* 1    
Peasants 0.2445 0.1966 −0.1413 – 0.63 0.21
Fishing 0.4726 0.2426 −0.003 – 0.94 0.05**
Villages of residence
Igombe 1    
Sangabuye 0.3164 0.1854 −0.047 – 0.68 0.088
Kayenze 0.3333 0.1613 0.016 – 0.65 0.039**
Igalagala 0.7331 0.2630 0.22 – 1.24 0.005**
Malaria infection
No 1    
Yes 0.43 0.1821 0.073 – 0.788 0.018**
HIV-1 serostatus
Negative 1    
Positive 0.5186 0.2645 −0.00076 – 1.037 0.05**
Schistosoma mansoni intensity (log epg)
S. mansoni intensities 0.068 0.0381 −0.0061 – 0.1435 0.072
  1. *SSB – small scale business ** significant factors associated with splenomegaly.
  2. R2 = 0.0564, Adjusted R2 = 0.0445 F = 4.72 and P< 0.0001.
  3. Linear regression model was constructed for height adjusted ultrasound measurements of the spleen (organ size as continuous variable-i.e. deviations from mean).