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Table 6 Parameters affecting the abundance of Megabothris turbidus fleas on small mammals in Germany modeled in a negative binomial model

From: Host–parasite interactions of rodent hosts and ectoparasite communities from different habitats in Germany

Predictors OR 95% CI P value
(Intercept) 0.01 0.00–0.03 < 0.001*
Trapping location  
 Recreational area Reference   
 Forest 0.24 0.11–0.53 < 0.001*
Host species  
 Myodes glareolus Reference   
 Apodemus flavicollis 0.13 0.06–0.31 < 0.001*
Season    
 Autumn/Winter Reference   
 Spring 1.78 0.59–5.40 0.310
 Summer 2.18 0.86–5.48 0.099
Polyparasitism 3.62 2.66–4.92 < 0.001*
  1. IRR, Incidence rate ratio; OR, odds ratio
  2. *Significant effect at P ≤ 0.05