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Table 5 Risk factors associated with T. solium cysticercosis positive in pigs

From: The epidemiology of porcine Taenia solium cysticercosis in communities of the Central Highlands in Vietnam

Explanatory variable Number of pigs Regression coefficient (SD) MC error Adjusted OR
(95% CrI)
Positive Total
Intercept 12 1281 -5.9800 (1.5480) 0.006
Coprophagy of human faeces:
 No 3 941 Reference   
 Yes 9 340 2.6600 (0.8470) 0.004 2.57 (1.22–4.66)
Kind of food
 Bran 6 1145 Reference   
 Scavenging 6 136 2.1400 (1.0320) 0.003 1.98 (0.55–4.74)a
Random effectsb Estimate SD    
 Village 2.18 5.77    
  1. aInterpretation: The odds of T. solium cysticercosis positive for pigs that scavenged food was 1.98 (95% credible interval 0.55–4.74) times that of pigs that did not scavenge for food
  2. bVariance and standard deviation (SD) of the variance of the village-level random effect