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Table 2 Associations between patient characteristics and MCPyV LT1 and VP1 DNA positivity

From: Merkel cell polyomavirus and trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus DNAs and antibodies in blood among the elderly

Disease group Sample number 4MCPyV VP1 odds ratio (95% confidence interval) 5MCPyV LT1 odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
Respiratory disease1 111 2.40 (1.13 – 5.11) 0.630 (0.277 – 1.435)
Cardiovasevular disease2 209 0.57 (0.27 – 1.21) 1.348 (0.638 – 2.850)
Other disease3 301 0.47 (0.19 – 1.12) 1.129 (0.418 – 3.048)
  1. Logistic regression analyses, the reference groups were those without respiratory, cardiovascular, or other diseases respectively.
  2. 1Respiratory disease = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, other lung disease.
  3. 2Cardiovascular disease = stroke, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, heart failure, heart dysrhythmia.
  4. 3Other disease = hypertension, cancer, depression, dementia, rheumatic disease.
  5. 4MCPyV VP1 =Merkel cell polyomavirus viral protein 1.
  6. 5MCPyV LT1 =Merkel cell polyomavirus Large T Antigen1.