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Table 1 Factors associated with the prevalence of Blastocystis sp. in zoo animals in China

From: First identification and molecular subtyping of Blastocystis sp. in zoo animals in southwestern China

Factors No. of examined No. of positive Prevalence (%) (95% CI) OR (95% CI) P value
Zoo
 Ya'an Zoo 204 46 22.5% (16.8–28.3) 0.906 (0.399–2.056) 0.813
 Chengdu Zoo 144 10 6.9% (2.8–11.1) 0.232 (0.086–0.624) 0.004
 Xichang Zoo 35 1 2.9% (0–8.4) 0.092 (0.011–0.767) 0.027
 Panzhihua Zoo 37 9 24.3% (10.5–38.1) Reference  
Host
 Primates 128 39 30.5% (22.5–38.4) 4.541 (2.201–9.370) 0.000
 Carnivora 85 5 5.9% (0.8–10.9) 0.648 (0.217–1.936) 0.437
 Rodentia 33 6 18.2% (5.0–31.3) 2.303 (0.782–6.779) 0.130
 Artiodactyla 39 5 12.8% (2.3–23.3) 1.524 (0.495–4.691) 0.463
 Perissodactyla 4 0 0   
 Diprotodontia 3 0 0   
 Erinaceidae 3 0 0   
 Birds 125 11 8.8% (3.8–13.8) Reference  
 Total 420 66 15.7% (12.2–19.2)