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Table 8 Relationship between bacteriology and clinical or seminal score

From: Contagious epididymitis due to Brucella ovis: relationship between sexual function, serology and bacterial shedding in semen

    Clinical score (n = 218) Seminal score (n = 218)
    Poor Fair Good   Poor Fair Good  
B. ovis culture results (n = 198) Negative No. 22 54 33 p < 0.05** 17 33 59 p < 0.01**
  (%) (10.1) (24.8) (15.1) (7.8) (15.1) (27.1)
Positive No. 29 42 18 43 34 12
  (%) (13.3) (19.3) (8.3) (19.7) (15.6) (5.5)
Contaminated or not tested* No. 5 9 6   6 4 10  
(n = 20) (%) (2.3) (4.1) (2.8)   (2.8) (1.8) (4.6)  
  1. *16 semen culture contaminated, 4 samples not tested
  2. **Fisher exact test