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Table 2 Tick species and the PCR results of C. burnetii from the Xinjiang samples

From: Coxiella burnetii is widespread in ticks (Ixodidae) in the Xinjiang areas of China

Family Genus Species No. examined No. positive (%) P χ 2 OR (95% CI) No. examined No. positive (%) P χ 2 OR (95% CI)
Ixodidae Dermacentor D. nuttalli 348 205 (58.91) <  0.05 54.44 0.19 (0.12–3.00) 606 396 (65.35) <  0.05 6.86 0.72 (0.56–0.92)
D. pavlovskyi 146 110 (75.34) <  0.05 81.25 0.09 (0.05–0.16)
D. silvarum 80 66 (82.50) <  0.05 75.81 0.06 (0.03–0.12)
D. niveus 32 15 (46.90) <  0.05 8.77 0.31 (0.14–0.69)
Hyalomma H. scupense 2 0 (0.00) 471 271 (57.54)    Ref. group
H. rufipes 132 28 (21.21)    Ref. group
H. anatolicum 25 24 (96.00) <  0.05 53.07 0.01 (0.00–0.09)
H. asiaticum 312 219 (70.19) <  0.05 90.16 0.11 (0.71–0.19)
Haemaphysalis H. punctata 92 54 (58.70) <  0.05 32.82 0.19 (0.11–0.34) 92 54 (58.70) >  0.05 0.04 0.95 (0.61–1.50)
Rhipicephalus R. sanguineus 338 252 (74.56) <  0.05 112.16 0.09 (0.06–0.15) 338 252 (74.56) <  0.05 24.94 0.46 (0.34–0.63)
Total 1507 973 (64.57)     1507 973 (64.57)