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Table 4 Binary logistic regression of factors associated with parasitic contamination of vegetables sold in local markets of Arba Minch Town from January to March 2018

From: Parasitic contamination of vegetables marketed in Arba Minch town, southern Ethiopia

Variables Category Number examined Rate of parasite contam N (%) Crude Odds Ratio (95%CI)   P-value AOR (95%CI) P-value
Vegetable type Tomato 100 35 (35.0) 0.22(0.091,0.534) 0.01 0.321(0.109,0.939) 0.038
Salad 23 4(17.4) 0.564(0.149,2.137) 0.399 1.200(0.320,4.504) 0.787
Cabbage 96 23(24.0) 0.377(0.151,0.938) 0.036 0.533(0.177,1.608) 0.264
Carrot 62 18(29.0) 0.290(0.111,0.755) 0.011 0.352(0.113,1.101) 0.073
Green pepper 66 7(10.6) 1    
Washed before display Yes 49 19(38.8) 1    
No 298 68(22.8) 2.142(1.135,4.043) 0.019 0.534(0.191,1.493) 0.232
Market Sikela 230 48(20.9) 1.896(0.884,4.064) 0.100 2.117(0.783,5.727) 0.139
Yetnebersh 24 12(50.0) 0.500(0.173,1.441) 0.199 0.972(0.278,3.398) 0.965
Shecha 57 15(26.3) 1.400(0.564,3.477) 0.469 0.953(0.302,3.001) 0.934
Konso sefer 36 12(33.3) 1    
Means of display On the floor 338 84(24.9) 1.512(0.370,6.178) 0.565   
On table/shelf 9 6 1    
Handled by vendor who has No formal edu 36 6(16.7) 3.750(1.095,12.842) 0.035 2.864(0.645,12.716) 0.166
Primary school 290 72(24.8) 2.271(0.919,5.610) 0.076 1.088(0.318,3.726) 0.893
Secondary/above 21 9(42.8) 1    
Source of vegetables Farmers 260 48(18.5) 3.589(2.121,6.072) 0.000 3.547(2.066,6.109) 0.000
Large scale vendors 87 39(44.8) 1