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Table 1 Correlation of Cryptosporidium infection with the general characteristics of the animals(sheep and goats together) and the agroecosystem where they were raised

From: Prevalence of Cryptosporidium in small ruminants from Veracruz, Mexico

  No. of animals Cryptosporidium infection   95 % Confidence P
Characteristic studied No. % OR interval value
Species
 Sheep 80 54 67.5 1.00   
 Goats 80 58 72.5 1.26 0.64–2.50 0.49
Age (months)
  < 1 17 15 88.2 3.50 0.77–16.37 0.08
 1 124 84 67.7 1.00   
 2 19 13 68.4 1.03 0.36–2.91 0.95
Sex
 Male 89 58 65.2 1.00   
 Female 71 54 76.1 1.69 0.84–3.41 0.13
Breed of Sheep
 Pelibuey 45 30 66.7 1.33 0.39–4.44 0.63
 Dorper 20 15 75 2.00 0.47–8.49 0.34
 Kathadin 15 9 60 1.00   
Breed of goats
 Mixed 46 32 69.6 1.00   
 Nubian 34 26 76.5 1.42 0.51–3.90 0.49
Diarrhea
 Yes 52 33 63.5 1.00   
 No 108 79 73.1 1.56 0.77–3.18 0.21
Deworming
 Yes 80 56 70 1.00   
 No 80 56 70 1.00 0.50–1.96 1
Town
 Perote 40 27 67.5 1.24 0.49–3.12 0.63
 San Antonio Limón 40 32 80 2.40 0.87–6.55 0.08
 Los Molinos 40 28 70 1.40 0.55–3.55 0.47
 La Gloria 40 25 62.5 1.00   
Farm
 1 20 14 70 1.55 0.41–5.76 0.5
 2 20 13 65 1.23 0.34–4.46 0.74
 3 20 15 75 2.00 0.51–7.72 0.31
 4 20 17 85 3.77 0.82–17.25 0.07
 5 20 14 70 1.55 0.41–5.76 0.5
 6 20 14 70 1.55 0.41–5.76 0.5
 7 20 12 60 1.00   
 8 20 13 65 1.23 0.34–4.46 0.74
Cohabitation with cattle
 Yes 100 71 71 1.13 0.56–2.27 0.72
 No 60 41 68.3 1.00