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Table 6 Multivariable logistic regression analysis of VBP

From: Clinical evaluation of outdoor cats exposed to ectoparasites and associated risk for vector-borne infections in southern Italy

Variables with significant ORs Leishmania infantum a Bartonella spp.a Mycoplasma spp.b Babesia microti c Anaplasma phagocytophilum c
OR (95% Cl) P OR (95% Cl) P OR (95% Cl) P OR (95% Cl) P OR (95% Cl) P
Adult age   ns   ns 4.53 (1.23–16.74) 0.02 0.28 (0.11–0.75) < 0.01   ns
FIV positivity   ns 11.79 (1.38–100.97) 0.02 5.07 (1.33–19.33) 0.02   ns   ns
Anaemia   ns   ns 2.76 (1.05–7.29) 0.04   ns   ns
High CK 0.28 [0.10; 0.78] 0.01   ns 0.35 (0.12–0.98) 0.04 0.31 (0.12–0.69) 0.01   ns
High ALP   ns 0.26 (0.09–0.71) 0.01   ns   ns 4.40 (1.54–12.57) < 0.001
Low Albumin   ns   ns   ns   ns 2.42 (1.05–5.59) 0.04
High Globulins   ns 2.99 (1.38–6.48) 0.00   ns   ns   ns
High Creatinine   ns   ns 7.68 (1.43–41.01) 0.02   ns   ns
  1. Abbreviation: ns not significant
  2. aPCR and/or IFAT
  3. bPCR
  4. cIFAT