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Table 3 Factors influencing prevalence of Campylobacter spp .

From: Prevalence, antibiogram and risk factors of thermophilic campylobacter spp.in dressed porcine carcass of Chitwan, Nepal

Risk factors % of samples examined Prevalence rate p-value
Sex
Male 24.46 (34/139) 32.35 (11/34) p > 0.05
Female 75.54 (105/139) 41 (43/105)
Sanitation of equipments
Cleaning of Achano*
Daily 59.7 (83/139) 30.1 (25/83) p < 0.05
Not daily 40.3 (56/139) 51.8 (29/56)
Cleaning of weighing machine*
Daily 30.2 (42/139) 26.1 (11/42) p < 0.05
Not daily 69.8 (97/139) 44.33 (43/97)
Contamination of carcass with intestinal content**
Sometimes 65 (65/100) 64.6 (42/65) p < 0.01
Never 35 (35/100) 34.3 (12/35)
Chilling**
Yes 19.4 (27/139) 3.7 (1/27) p < 0.01
No 80.6 (112/139) 47.3 (53/112)  
  1. In the above table, *indicates significant at p < 0.05 and **indicates highly significant (p < 0.01).