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Table 3 Factors associated with B. abortus 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. abortus seropositivity Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) P value Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P value
Age (years)* 30 (IQR 23–47) 1.02 (0.99–1.04) 0.069 0.98 (0.96–1.01) 0.489
Sex
 Female (148) 6 (4.05 %) 1    
 Male (234) 20 (8.5 %) 2.2 (0.87–5.64) 0.097 2.1 (0.753–6.14) 0.152
Occupation
 Students (117) 2 (1.7 %) 1    
 Agro-pastoralists (245) 24 (9.8 %) 7.3 (1.71–31.51) 0.007 7.44 (1.42–38.9) 0.017
Keep cattle
 No (88) 4 (4.55 %) 1    
 Yes (294) 22 (7.5 %) 1.69 (0.57–5.07) 0.342   
Touch placenta
 No (289) 14 (4.84 %) 1    
 Yes (93) 12 (12.9 %) 2.9 (1.29–6.5) 0.010 1.35 (0.52–3.4) 0.529
Touch goat placenta
 No (341) 20 (5.87 %) 1    
 Yes (41) 6 (14.63 %) 2.7 (1.04–7.3) 0.042 1.76 (0.59–5.27) 0.307
Blood splash
 No (360) 22 (6.11 %) 1    
 Yes (22) 4 (18.2 %) 3.4 (1.06–10.9) 0.034 1.89 (0.52–6.88) 0.329
  1. *Median