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Table 1 Comparison of indices of antibody reactivities with antigens in female or male somatic extracts using sera from cattle taken after 4 or 36 months of exposure

From: Onchocerca - infected cattle produce strong antibody responses to excretory-secretory proteins released from adult male Onchocerca ochengi worms

Antigen extract, Exposure time Indices of IgG reactivity
Median (IQR)
Female extract, month 4 1068 (0–1479)
Female extract, month 36 1154 (937–1400)
Male extract, month 4 1739 (1526–1861)
Male extract, month 36 1641 (1490–1933)
  Wilcoxon signed-rank test
Female extract, month 4 vs. Female extract, month 36 p = 0.98
Male extract, month 4 vs. Male extract, month 36 p = 0.35
Female extract, month 4 vs. Male extract, month 4 p < 0.001
Female extract, month 36 vs. Male extract, month 36 p < 0.001
  1. IQR interquartile range