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Table 4 Multivariable analyses for ectoparasites

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

Significant predictor of risk P value OR (95% CI)
Ectoparasite infection
 Age (< 1 year ) 0.000 2.290 (1.518–3.455)
 Colony 0.011 1.612 (1.114–2.334)
 Predominantly outdoor 0.000 3.197 (2.084–4.905)
 Exclusively outdoor 0.000 4.497 (2.764–7.318)
 Central 0.001 1.962 (1.320–2.916)
 South 0.001 1.757 (1.256–2.458)
Fleas
 Age (< 1 year ) 0.017 1.699 (1.099–2.626)
 Colony 0.049 1.459 (1.001–2.125)
 Predominantly outdoor 0.000 3.294 (2.024–5.361)
 Exclusively outdoor 0.000 5.092 (2.974–8.718)
 Central 0.030 1.606 (1.046–2.465)
 South 0.000 2.069 (1.448–2.958)
 No treatment 0.002 1.725 (1.215–2.449)
Otodectes cynotis
 Age (< 1 year) 0.017 2.377 (1.164–4.854)
 Colony 0.000 3.232 (1.801–5.803)
 Predominantly outdoor 0.030 2.193 (1.077–4.462)
 Central 0.000 4.526 (2.652–7.724)
  1. Multivariable regression analyses were performed using IBM SPSS Statistics for Macintosh, version 27.0
  2. Statistical significance was set at α = 0.05