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Table 6 Correlates of enteric pathogenic protozoa in water sources-multivariate analysis

From: Prevalence, characteristics and correlates of enteric pathogenic protozoa in drinking water sources in Molyko and Bomaka, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

Predictor aOR* 95 % CI p-value
Location of water source
 Open Ref   
 Closed 1.85 0.61–5.55 0.28
Lid on water source
 Yes Ref   
 NA 1.63 0.34–7.73 0.54
Pipes exposure
 Not exposed Ref   
 Exposed 1.93 0.74–5.04 0.17
 NA 0.46 0.04–5.72 0.54
Distance from septic tank
  ≤ 10 m Ref   
  > 10 m 0.51 0.17–1.53 0.23
Distance from animals
  ≤ 10 m Ref   
  > 10 m 0.00 0.00- > 1.0E12 0.96
Existence of water source
  ≤ 5 years Ref   
 6–10years 0.55 0.15–1.95 0.35
  > 10 years 0.47 0.14–1.64 0.24
Mud
 Absent Ref   
 Present 1.44 0.54–3.87 0.45
Covered by cement
 Absent Ref   
 Present 0.56 0.20–1.58 0.27
Cleaning frequency
 Never/rarely Ref   
 Weekly 0.15 0.02–1.19 0.07
 Monthly 0.20 0.03–1.51 0.12
 Yearly 0.19 0.01–3.73 0.28
pH
 6 Ref   
 7 0.27 0.09–0.83 0.02**
Turbidity
 Clear Ref   
 Cloudy/contain particles 1.98 0.40–9.75 0.40
Odour
 No Ref   
 Yes 4.06 0.41–40.54 0.23
Sliminess
 No Ref   
 Yes 1.59 0.10–24.29 0.74
  1. *aOR adjusted odds ratio, OR odds ratio, ref reference variable category
  2. **bold = statistically significant result, NA not applicable to the factor being studied, Ref reference variable category, CI confidence interval, p-values < 0.05 are statistically significant