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Table 2 Factors associated with seropositivity of Brucella antibodies among 398 participants

From: Predominance of Brucella abortus antibodies among women with spontaneous abortion in the city of Mwanza: unrecognized link or coincidence?

  Univariate P value Multivariate P value
Positive Negative OR 95% CI
Age 26 [22–30] years 24 [20–30] years 0.109 0.98 0.92–1.04 0.566
Gravidity 2 [1–4] 2 [1–3] 0.044 1.10 0.89–1.35 0.356
Education
 Primary 85 (33.5%) 169 (66.5%)   1   
 Secondary 52 (47.7%) 57 (52.3%)   1.45 0.57–3.65 0.425
 Tertiary 14 (40.0%) 21 (60.0%) 0.036 0.79 0.30–2.08 0.639
Occupation
 Peasants 37 (32.2%) 69 (66.4%)   1   
 H/wife 56 (41.5%) 79 (58.5%)   0.68 0.28–1.60 0.374
 Business 37 (32.2%) 78 (67.8)   0.74 0.31–1.77 0.503
 Employed 23 (52.3%) 21 (47.7%) 0.072 0.66 0.28–1.56 0.349
M/status
 Married 136 (39.9%) 205 (60.1%)   1   
 Single 15 (26.3%) 42 (73.7%) 0.051 2.13 0.99–4.57 0.05
HIV status
 Negative 115 (38.3%) 185 (61.7%)   1   
 Unknown 35 (41.2%) 50 (58.8%)   0.94 0.54–1.62 0.818
 Positive 1 (7.7%) 12 (92.3%) 0.066 0.15 0.02–1.27 0.083
Population
 Full term 65 (26.0%) 185 (74.0%)   1   
 Abortion 86 (58.1%) 62 (41.9%) < 0.001 3.59 2.25–5.74 < 0.001
History of abortion
 No 135 (38.1%) 219 (61.9%)     
 Yes 16 (36.4%) 28 (63.6%) 0.819