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Table 5 Logistic regression model showing the effect of sex, dietary and observation of proglottids on the odds of a taeniasis case

From: The epidemiology of Taenia spp. infection and Taenia solium cysticerci exposure in humans in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Explanatory variable Number positive Number of individuals Regression coefficient (SE) P value Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Intercept 23 342 −6.6069 (1.0365) <  0.01
Sex: <  0.05  
 Female 8 238 Reference   1.00
 Male 15 104 1.0183 (0.5209)   2.77 (1.00 to 7.68) a
Undercooked pork consumed: <  0.05  
 No 9 241 Reference   1.00
 Yes 14 101 1.3023 (0.5695)   3.68 (1.20 to 11.2)
Pork tongue consumed <  0.01  
 Rare 15 305 Reference   1.00
 Often 8 37 1.5309 (0.5778)   4.62 (1.49 to 14.3)
Undercooked beef consumed <  0.01  
 No 2 154 Reference   1.00
 Yes 21 188 1.935 (0.8070)   6.92 (1.42 to 33.7)
Proglottids observed <  0.01  
 No 12 302 Reference   1.00
 Yes 11 40 2.592 (0.5842)   13.36 (4.25 to 41.9)
  1. aInterpretation: After adjusting for other explanatory variables in the model, the odds of an individual who is male being taeniasis infection was 2.77 (95% CI 1.00 to 7.68) times that of an individual who is female