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Table 3 Results of multivariable logistic regression analysis for the assessment of factors associated with HEV IgG seroreactivity

From: Seroprevalence of viral hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses in the Hormozgan province southern Iran

Characteristic Group positive Univariable Multivariablestep1 Multivariablestep2
N % OR 95%CI p-value OR 95%CI p-value OR 95%CI p-value
Age (years) 0–25 19 11.0% Ref.    Ref.    Ref.   
26–45 35 14.9% 1.418 0.781–2.576 0.251 1.391 0.747–2.591 0.299 1.415 0.773–2.589 0.260
+ 45 35 22.7% 2.384 1.298–4.377 0.005 1.912 0.969–3.773 0.299 2.193 1.174–4.094 0.014
Gender Female 56 14.1% Ref.         
Male 33 20.1% 1.538 0.957–2.474 0.075       
Residential area Jask 15 10.9% Ref.    Ref.    Ref.   
Bandar Khamir 16 11.4% 1.049 0.497–2.216 0.899 1.073 0.502–2.291 0.856 1.021 0.480–2.170 0.957
Bandar Abbas 31 21.7% 2.251 1.155–4.389 0.017 2.247 1.133–4.454 0.020 2.123 1.080–4.172 0.029
Bashagard 27 19.0% 1.910 0.967–3.772 0.062 1.698 0.838–3.438 0.142 1.611 0.802–3.236 0.180
Resident type Rural 41 14.7% Ref.         
Urban 48 17.0% 1.186 0.753–1.867 0.462       
Skin type Type I/II 19 16.4% Ref.         
Type III/IV 67 16.1% 0.977 0.560–1.706 0.936       
Type V/VI 3 10.3% 0.589 0.162–2.145 0.422       
Occupation Child/student/House wife 56 14.2% Ref.    Ref.      
Office employee/ Freelancer 17 15.7% 1.131 0.627–2.040 0.683 0.908 0.486–1.695 0.762    
Fisherman/Sailor/ Worker/ Retiree 16 27.1% 2.252 1.188–4.271 0.013 1.755 0.869–3.544 0.117    
Travelling history No 79 15.2% Ref.         
Yes 10 23.8% 1.688 0.800–3.562 0.170