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Table 2 Factors associated with the magnitude of the canine anti-saliva antibody response. Effect estimates are from an adjusted mixed model analysis with dog included as a random effect. Full data were available for 295 samples from 58 dogs

From: Antibody response to sand fly saliva is a marker of transmission intensity but not disease progression in dogs naturally infected with Leishmania infantum

  Estimate (95% CL) LRT χ2 df P
Fixed effects
 Sampling round 119.8 12 < 0.0001
 Incidence (1/days)a 1.392 (0.952–1.832) 28.73 1 < 0.0001
 Village 46.94 21 0.001
 Sex 0.020 (-0.153–0.193) 0.05 1 0.82
 Origin -0.093 (-0.339–0.153) 0.55 1 0.46
Random effect
 Dog 0.040 (0.024–0.066)b 60.44 1 < 0.0001
 Residual 0.066 (0.055–0.078)b    
  1. alog-transformed
  2. bvariance (95% CL)