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Table 5 Results of the univariable logistic model showing predictors of Staphylococcus spp. infection among cats tested at an academic veterinary hospital laboratory, 2007–2012

From: Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Staphylococcus species isolated from cats presented at a veterinary academic hospital in South Africa

Variable ORa 95% CIb p-value
Breed
 Domestic Long Hair 1.4 0.3 7.0 0.368
 Domestic Short Hair 0.9 0.4 2.6 0.707
 Persian 1.0 0.3 4.2 0.723
 Siamese 0.3 0.03 2.8 0.237
 All others Ref . . .
Sex
 Female 1.9 0.9 4.0 0.066
 Male Ref . . .
Specimen type
 Ear canal swab 16.1 4.1 64.2 <0.0001
 Skin 48.2 10.9 213.7 <0.0001
 All others 7.3 2.0 26.4 0.003
 Urine Ref . . .
Age
  < 2 years 1.1 0.5 2.2 0.818
  > = 2 years Ref . . .
  1. aOdds ratio
  2. b95% Confidence Interval