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Table 2 Multinomial Logistic Regression Models exploring age groups at significant risk for parasitic infestation

From: Hospital-based surveillance of enteric parasites in Kolkata

Age Pathogens No. Of Positive p-value OR 95% CI
≤ 5 Parasites 80 0.005* 1.79 1.193 – 2.687
  G.lamblia 46 0.020* 1.856 1.103 – 3.122
>5–10 Parasites 15 0.040* 2.043 1.033 – 4.039
  G.lamblia 14 <0.001* 3.937 1.862 – 8.326
>10–20 Parasites 34 0.059 1.62 0.983 – 2.672
  G.lamblia 25 0.009* 2.231 1.223 – 4.067
>20–30 Parasites 44 0.27 1.294 0.819 – 2.047
  G.lamblia 23 0.54 1.206 0.662 – 2.195
>30–40 Parasites 28 0.804 1.064 0.637 – 1.789
  G.lamblia 14 0.964 0.984 0.495 – 1.959
>40 Parasites 45 reference category
  G.lamblia 25    
  1. Total number of study population (N) = 1103, * = significant, OR = Odds Ratio, CI = Confidence Interval, Parasites = Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium sp.