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Table 3 Multivariable regression analyses for endoparasites

From: Prevalence and risk factors associated with cat parasites in Italy: a multicenter study

Significant predictor of risk P value OR (95% CI)
Endoparasite infection
 Female 0.047 1.331 (1.003–1.765)
 Age (< 1 year) 0.000 3.953 (2.587–6.041)
 Age (1–5 year) 0.000 2.198 (1.483–3.258)
 Exclusively outdoor 0.000 3.515 (2.223–5.560)
 South 0.000 2.052 (1.476–2.853)
 No treatment 0.018 1.517 (1.074–2.143)
Toxocara cati
 Age (< 1 year ) 0.000 7.834 (4.609–13.314)
 Age (1–5 year ) 0.000 3.382 (2.021–5.661)
 Exclusively outdoor 0.000 2.659 (1.622–4.361)
 South 0.018 1.542 (1.076–2.208)
Ancylostomatidae
 Female 0.001 2.218 (1.390–3.537)
 Predominantly outdoor 0.012 3.144 (1.285–7.691)
 South 0.000 3.277 (1.874–5.730)
 No treatment 0.006 2.472 (1.300–4.700)
Aelurostrongylus abstrusus
 Exclusively outdoor 0.010 3.558 (1.354–9.354)
 South 0.000 5.480 (2.498–12.024)
 No treatment 0.020 2.440 (1.154- 5.160)
  1. Multivariable regression analyses were performed using IBM SPSS Statistics for Macintosh, version 27.0
  2. Statistical significance was set at α = 0.05
  3. CI Confidence interval, OR odds ratio