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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of factors associated with B. coli infection status

From: Prevalence and risk factors of human Balantidium coli infection and its association with haematological and biochemical parameters in Ga West Municipality, Ghana

Study variables OR 95 % CI P–value
Study site    
Onyansana 1   
Opah 1.030 (0.45, 2.30) 0.943
Age group    
 ≤ − 20 1   
 21–40 1.607 (0.63, 4.07) 0.317
 > 40 1.290 (0.37, 4.51) 0.690
Gender    
 Female 1   
 Male 1.337 (0.62, 2.87) 0.455
Educational level    
 Junior high 1   
 None 1.476 (0.51, 4.24) 0.469
 Primary 0.495 (0.16, 1.49) 0.212
 Senior high 1.040 (0.29, 3.72) 0.952
Stool consistency    
 Bloody 1   
 Formed 0.700 (0.13, 3.89) 0.683
 Loose 2.108 (0.37, 11.93) 0.399
 Semi–formed 0.733 (0.15, 3.62) 0.703
Occult blood    
 Absent 1   
 Present 25.940 (11.93, 56.38) < 0.001
Frequency of diarrhea    
 Not frequent 1   
 Frequent 12.30 (10.80, 36.62) 0.006
 Not applicable 1.217 (0.48, 3.12) 0.681