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Table 1 Univariable analysis of factors associated with dog ownership in a community in Cheshire, UK.

From: Factors associated with dog ownership and contact with dogs in a UK community

Variable DO DF OR 95% CI P-value
Birds      0.02
   No 246 788 1   
   Yes 16 24 2.1 1.1–4.1  
Fish      0.02
   No 220 725 1   
   Yes 42 87 1.6 1.1–2.4  
Horse      0.002*
   No 253 807 1   
   Yes 9 5 5.7 1.9–17.3  
N° Persons      <0.001
   1 39 177 1   
   2 85 303 1.3 0.8–1.9  
   3 50 119 1.9 1.2–3.1  
   4 56 160 1.6 1.0–2.5  
   5+ 31 41 3.4 1.9–6.1  
Presence of 6–19 yr olds      0.001
   No 164 591 1   
   Yes 96 209 1.7 1.2–2.2  
Presence of 20 to 29 yr olds      0.03
   No 202 670 1   
   Yes 58 130 1.5 1.1–2.1  
Presence of 30 to 59 yr olds      <0.001
   No 61 286 1   
   Yes 199 514 1.8 1.3–2.5  
Presence of 60 yrs or above      0.02
   No 184 501 1   
   Yes 76 299 0.7 0.5–0.9  
Presence of Associate professional and technical      0.04
   No 211 691 1   
   Yes 49 109 1.5 1.0–2.1  
Presence of Skilled trades      0.001
   No 200 688 1   
   Yes 60 112 1.8 1.3–2.6  
Presence of Personal service      <0.001
   No 228 755 1   
   Yes 32 45 2.4 1.5–3.8  
Presence of Unemployed      0.004*
   No 252 795 1   
   Yes 8 5 5.1 1.6–15.6  
Presence of Retired      0.002
   No 193 511 1   
   Yes 67 289 0.6 0.5–0.8  
Presence of Full-time student      0.01
   No 163 570 1   
   Yes 97 230 1.5 1.1–2.0  
Presence of adult female      0.004
   No 12 84 1   
   Yes 245 700 2.5 1.3–4.6  
Adult gender household      0.01
   All male 12 84 1   
   All female 40 144 1.9 1.00–3.9  
   Mixed male/female 205 554 2.6 1.4–4.8  
  1. * Fisher's exact test P-Value instead of Pearson Chi-Square
  2. Significant findings on univariable analysis only reported.