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Table 9 Relationship between semen bacteriology and serology

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

   B. ovis culture results  
Serological results   Negative Positive
  No. (%) No. (%)
CFT Negative 96 (48.7) 25 (12.7) p < 0.001*
(n = 197) Positive 13 (6.6) 63 (32.0) Κ = 0.597**
I-ELISA (45 %) Negative 84 (42.4) 4 (2.0) p < 0.001; Κ = 0.710
(n = 198) Positive 25 (12.6) 85 (42.9)
  1. *Fisher exact test
  2. **Κ: Cohen’s kappa coefficient