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Table 1 Variables obtained in the serological survey for CanL conducted in Araçatuba, SP, Brazil

From: Canine visceral leishmaniasis in Araçatuba, state of São Paulo, Brazil, and its relationship with characteristics of dogs and their owners: a cross-sectional and spatial analysis using a geostatistical approach

Abbreviation Meaning Variable characterization or categories
DOG.ID Dog registration number Alphanumeric
Laboratory results
 DPP Screening exam result 0: negativo; 1: positive
 ELISA Confirmatory exam result 0: not applicable; 1: negative; 2: positive
 POS Canine seropositivity for VL 0: IgG negative (seronegative); 1: IgG positive (seropositive)
Characteristics of the dog tutors and their houses
 COORDX Longitude (SIRGAS 2000) Continuous (degrees)
 COORDY Latitude (SIRGAS 2000) Continuous (degrees)
 TIME Dwelling time in the current household Continuous (months)
 RESID Number of householders Count
 ROOM Number of rooms Count
 CHICK Chicken coop presence in the household 0: no; 1: yes
 N.CHICK Chicken coop in the neighbourhood 0: no; 1: yes
 YARD Presence of backyard in the household 0: not present or; 1: grassy
 PARK Park or green area close to the household 0: no; 1: yes
 N°DOGS Number of dogs owned by the householders in the past or present 0: 0 to 10; 1: more than 10
 DIED Cause of death of previously owned dogs 0: no or old-age deatha; 1: VL; 2: other reason
Covariates related to the dogs
 SEX Sex of the dog 0: female; 1: male
 AGE Age of the dog Continuous (months)
 HAIR Size of the dog hair 0: long; 1: short
 SIZE Dog size 0: small or medium; 1: big
 WHERE Where does the dog stay during the day? 0: inside the house; 1: sheltered backyard; 2: unsheltered backyard or in the street
 WALK Does the dog use to wander in the street? 0: no; 1: yes
 NIGHT Where does the dog stay during the night? 0: inside the house; 1: sheltered backyard; 2: unsheltered backyard or in the street
 ADOPT Was the dog adopted from the street? 0: no; 1: yes
  1. aThe dog died naturally from a disease associated with aging