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Table 3 Multilevel regression of feed conversion efficiency in pigs infected with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus

From: Adverse effects of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection on growth performance of Norwegian pigs - a longitudinal study at a boar testing station

Feed Conversion Efficiency (FCE)
Predictors Coefficients SE P value 95% CI
Breed      
Landrace Reference     
Duroc 0.0426 0.010 <0.001 0.0230 0.0622
Growth phase      
GF1(33_60 kg) Reference     
GF2(61_80 kg) 0.2865 0.011 <0.001 0.26 0.31
GF3(81_100 kg) 0.5442 0.014 <0.001 0.52 0.57
Birthdate -0.0002 0.00001 <0.001 -0.0002 -0.0001
Average daily feed intake 0.0238 0.010 0.019 0.004 0.044
Interaction term: INGP*GF    
SERONEG*GF(1-3) Reference     
SEROPOS*GF1 -0.015 0.011 0.159 -0.037 0.006
SEROPOS*GF2 0.002 0.010 0.849 -0.018 0.022
SEROPOS*GF3 0.029 0.010 0.004 0.010 0.049
VIR1*GF1 -0.001 0.023 0.951 -0.046 0.043
VIR1*GF2 0.058 0.020 0.004 0.018 0.097
VIR1*GF3 0.125 0.020 <0.001 0.086 0.165
VIR2*GF1 -0.049 0.037 0.189 -0.121 0.024
VIR2*GF2 0.122 0.036 0.001 0.051 0.192
VIR2*GF3 0.033 0.036 0.361 -0.038 0.103
VIR3*GF1 -0.016 0.037 0.659 -0.089 0.056
VIR3*GF2 0.045 0.035 0.196 -0.023 0.112
VIR3*GF3 0.091 0.035 0.008 0.023 0.159
Constant (β 0 ) 4.6609 0.1934 <0.001 4.282 5.040
  1. Abbreviations: SERONEG Seronegative pigs, SEROPOS Seropositive pigs (not tested for virus), VIR1 pigs viral positive between bodyweight 33 kg and 60 kg, VIR2 pigs viral positive between bodyweight 61 kg and 80 kg, VIR3 pigs viral positive between bodyweight 81 kg and 100 kg. The model is hierarchical with three levels; observations (n = 5865); pig (n = 1955) and herd (n = 43). *denotes interaction term.