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Table 2 Factors associated with B. melitensis seropositivity among 382 adults from agro-pastoral communities in Sengerema district

From: Predictors of specific anti-Brucella antibodies among humans in agro-pastoral communities in Sengerema district, Mwanza, Tanzania: the need for public awareness

Characteristics B. melitensis seropositivity Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) P value Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P value
Age (years)* 42 (IQR 19–40) 1.0 (0.98–1.02) 0.628   
Sex
 Female (148) 8 (5.4 %) 1    
 Male (234) 34 (14.5 %) 2.9 (1.33–6.62) 0.008 3.2 (1.3–7.5) 0.007
Occupation
 Students (117) 10 (8.5 %) 1    
 Agro-pastoralists (245) 32 (13.1 %) 1.9 (0.90–4.01) 0.088 2.07 (1.01–4.24) 0.04
Keep cattle
 No (88) 9 (10.2 %) 1    
 Yes (294) 33 (11.2 %) 1.1 (0.5–2.41) 0.793   
Touch placenta
 No (289) 28 (9.7 %) 1    
 Yes (93) 14 (15.1 %) 1.65 (0.82–3.29) 0.153 0.75 (0.34–1.67) 0.493
Touch goat placenta
 No (341) 32 (9.4 %) 1    
 Yes (41) 10 (24.4 %) 3.11 (1.4–6.9) 0.005 2.59 (1.25–6.38) 0.012
Blood splash
 No (360) 37 (10.3 %) 1    
 Yes (22) 5 (22.7 %) 2.5 (0.89–7.4) 0.079 1.5 (0.47–4.98) 0.47
  1. *Median