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Table 2 Predisposing factors associated with Brucella seropositivity in food animals slaughtered at Karu and Dei-Dei abattoirs in FCT

From: Sero-prevalence and intrinsic factors associated with Brucella infection in food animals slaughtered at abattoirs in Abuja, Nigeria

Species Characteristics Sero-positive animals (%) Sero-negative animals (%) OR (95% CI) p-value
Cattle Breed
    White Fulani 5 (3.6) 132 (96.4) Ref.  
    Red Bororo 8 (5.7) 132 (94.3) 1.6 (0.5, 5.5) 0.42
    Sokoto Gudali 8 (8.1) 91 (91.9) 2.3 (0.7, 8.0) 0.14
Sex
    Male 20 (5.8) 326 (94.2) 1.8 (0.3, 38.5) 0.58
    Female 1 (3.3) 29 (96.7) Ref.  
Sheep Breed
    Ouda 6 (9.8) 55 (90.2) Ref.  
    Yankasa 13 (10.9) 106 (89.1) 1.1 (0.4, 3.4) 0.82
    Balami 0 (0.0) 23 (100.0) 0.0 (0.0, 1.7) 0.12
Sex
    Male 5 (8.5) 54 (91.5) 0.9 (0.3, 2.5) 0.78
    Female 14 (9.7) 130 (90.3) Ref.  
Goats Breed
    Red Sokoto 50 (21.1) 187 (78.9) 5.9 (1.0, 125.0) 0.05*
    Cross breed 1 (4.3) 22 (95.7) Ref.  
Sex
    Male 34 (17.6) 159 (82.4) 0.6 (0.3, 1.2) 0.17
    Female 17 (25.4) 50 (74.6) Ref.  
  1. * Values that are significant at p < 0.05