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Table 1 Association between suspected tuberculous lesions and host related risk factors

From: Bacteriological and molecular characterization of Mycobacterium bovis isolates from tuberculous lesions collected among slaughtered cattle, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable No. of cattle examined (n = 1458) (%) Positive for TB-lesion (n = 62) (%) OR (95% CI) p-value
Age category
  < 5 years 460 (31.6) 6 (9.7) 1.0  
 5–8 years 734 (50.3) 39 (62.9) 4.23 (1.783–10.110) 0.001
  > 8 years 264 (18.1) 17 (27.4) 5.21 (2.027–13.379) 0.001
Body condition score (BCS)
 Good 364 (24.0) 5 (8.1) 1.0  
 Medium 862 (59.1) 50 (80.6) 4.42 (1.748–11.179) 0.002
 Poor 232 (15.9) 7 (11.3) 2.23 (0.700–7.124) 0.174
  1. 95%CI Confidence Interval, BCS Body Condition Scoring, OR Odds Ratio