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Table 7 Parameters affecting the abundance of Ctenophthalmus (C. congener and C. bisoctodentatus analyzed jointly) 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 0.01–0.03 < 0.001*
Trapping location    
 Recreational area Reference   
 Forest 0.07 0.02–0.31 < 0.001*
Host species    
 Myodes glareolus Reference   
 Apodemus flavicollis 0.32 0.14–0.74 0.008*
Polyparasitism 2.84 2.08–3.87 < 0.001*
  1. IRR, Incidence rate ratio; OR, odds ratio
  2. *Significant effect at P ≤ 0.05