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Table 1 Prevalence and risk factors of FcaGHV1 infection in domestic cats in Germany and Austria; based on the results of chi square tests and the calculation of odds ratios

From: Prevalence and risk factors of gammaherpesvirus infection in domestic cats in Central Europe

Factor Category Prevalence FcaGHV1 P value Odds ratio 95 % CI Origin
FIV status Negative 39/298 (13.1 %) Ref - - Germany
Positive 42/104 (40.4 %) <0.0001* 4.499 2.684 – 7.541 Germany
Sex Female 10/123 (8.1 %) Ref - - Germany
Male 99/183 (54.1 %) <0.0001* 13.320 6.553 – 27.07 Germany
Age ≤5 years 19/152 (12.5 %) Ref - - Germany
>5.5 years 31/123 (25.2 %) 0.0066* 2.359 1.256 – 4.429 Germany
Neuter status Male intact 17/63 (27 %) Ref - - Germany
Male neutered 36/120 (30 %) 0.6691 1.160 0.588 – 2.289 Germany
Female intact 3/55 (5.5 %) Ref - - Germany
Female neutered 7/68 (10.3 %) 0.3288 1.989 0.489 – 8.087 Germany
Health status Healthy1 8/31 (25.8 %) Ref - - Austria
Chronically ill2 11/29 (37.9 %) 0.3130 1.757 0.585 – 5.279 Austria
  1. CI = confidence interval, Ref = Reference category, * = statistically significant (p < 0.05), 1Includes cats examined for injury, intoxication or routine checkup, 2Cats diagnosed with chronic condition: cardiovascular disease (n = 6), tumor (n = 14), chronic kidney disease (n = 5), chronic inflammation (n = 3), neurological disorder (n = 1). Only animals with the relative information are enlisted