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Table 4 Factors associated with Brucellosis 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 Brucellosis Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) P value Adjusted OR (95 % CI) P value
Age (years)* 30 (IQR 20–44) 1.01 (0.99–1.02) 0.227   
Sex
 Female (148) 11 (7.43 %)     
 Male (234) 43 (18.38 %) 2.80 (1.39–5.63) 0.004 3.07 (1.45–6.51) 0.003
Occupation
 Students (117) 10 (8.5 %) 1    
 Agro-pastoralists (245) 44 (18.0 %) 2.7 (1.35–5.72) 0.005 2.98 (1.38–6.43) 0.005
Keep cattle
 No (88) 11 (12.5 %)     
 Yes (294) 43 (14.6 %) 1.20 (0.59–2.43) 0.616   
Touch placenta
 No (289) 35 (12.1 %)     
 Yes (93) 19 (20.4 %) 1.86 (1.01–3.45) 0.048 0.86 (0.42–1.75) 0.687
Touch goat placenta
 No (341) 43 (12.6 %)     
 Yes (41) 11 (26.8 %) 2.5 (1.18–5.44) 0.016 2.10 (0.94–4.71) 0.069
Blood splash
 No (360) 49 (13.6 %)     
 Yes (22) 5 (22.7 %) 1.87 (0.65–5.30) 0.240   
  1. *Median