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Table 10 GEE prediction of probability of a positive fPCR test result (> 1 × 103 genomes / mL) for cows that tested positive (≥ 50 EU in any one of 4 ELISA tests conducted in parallel) for antibody to MAP in a study on a NZ pastoral dairy farm over 4 seasons (2013–2016)

From: Control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection on a New Zealand pastoral dairy farm

Predicted probability (95% CI) of testing fPCR positive
SeasonPrimiparousMultiparousp-value of difference
2013–201448.1% (24.2–95.4)20.3% (14.6–28.1)0.026
2014–201518.3% (3.9–86.1)35.9% (23.0–56.1)0.413
2015–201642.9% (33.3–88.3)28.7% (13.0–63.5)0.580