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Table 3 Significance, odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) of the logistic regression between presence and absence of ticks and an array of significant tick risk factors

From: Ticks infesting domestic dogs in the UK: a large-scale surveillance programme

  Significance Odds ratio 95 % CI
Breed type
 Pastoral 0.009 1.809 1.162–2.817
 Gundogs 0.026 1.619 1.060–2.471
Dog sex
 Male neutered < 0.0001 0.638 0.553–0.736
 Female neutered < 0.0001 0.570 0.494–0.659
Dog age
 1 to 3 years < 0.0001 1.400 1.184–1.655
 3 to 6 years 0.001 1.331 1.128–1.571
 6 to 10 years 0.036 1.202 1.012–1.427
 Above 10 years 0.014 1.288 1.052–1.577
  1. Hosmer-Lemeshow test: χ 2 = 2.117, df = 8, P = 0.977