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Table 3 Prevalence of trypanosome infection according to sex, breed, age and body condition score in Bugaana and Kigoya parishes

From: Prevalence and risk factors for trypanosome infection in cattle from communities surrounding the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Variable No. of examined cattle No. of infected cattle Prevalence (%) χ2; df (P-value)
Sex     62; df = 1 (P < 0.05*)
 Female 387 114 84  
 Male 73 22 16  
Age     6.28; df = 2 (P = 0.043*)
 Adult 212 59 43.38  
 Heifers/steers 137 37 27.20  
 Calves 111 40 29.41  
Body condition score     2.4; df = 2 (P = 0.301)
 Thin 142 48 35.3  
 Borderline 143 37 27.2  
 Moderate 175 51 37.5  
Breed     10.61; df = 1 (P = 0.001*)
 Local breed 157 49 36  
 Cross breed 303 87 64  
  1. * Denotes statistical significance at the 5% level