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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression of F. hepatica status (dependent variable) across other livestock present in farm, treatment count between September 2014 and April 2015 and illness or death due to F. hepatica (independent variables)

From: Liver fluke in Irish sheep: prevalence and associations with management practices and co-infection with rumen fluke

Independent variable Odds ratio 95% CI P-value Model (P-value)
Other livestock present in farm     Other livestock present in farm vs treat count before sample vs illness or death due to liver fluke (P = 0.0020)
Horses vs none 10.78 1.18–98.37 0.035
Horses vs beef 9.71 0.99–94.80 0.076*
Treatment frequency before sampling    
1 treatment vs 2 0.48 0.21–1.08 0.077*
1 treatment vs 3 0.32 0.13–0.78 0.012
4 treatments vs 2 2.30 0.94–5.60 0.067*
4 treatment vs 1 4.81 1.68–13.77 0.003
Illness or death due to liver fluke    
Multiple occasions vs none 19.74 2.37–164.11 0.006
Multiple occasions vs rarely 10.54 1.25–88.97 0.030
Multiple occasions vs not known 12.92 1.33–125.86 0.028
  1. Abbreviation: CI, confidence interval
  2. *Tendency