Table 1

Characteristics of visceral leishmaniasis cases and controls
Factor Cases(115) Controls(448) OR †(95%CI) ‡ P-value
no. (%) no. (%)
Age (year)
  Median (Inter quartile range) 31 (18 – 42) 36 (26 – 50)
Sex
  Male 66 (57.4) 285 (63.6) 0.65 (0.40 – 1.05) 0.08
  Female 49 (42.6) 163 (36.4)
Marital status
  Married 69 (60.0) 325 (72.5) 0.55 (0.34 – 0.91) 0.02
  Unmarried 46 (40.0) 123 (27.5)
Religion group
  Hindu 99 (86.1) 403 (89.9) 0.78 (0.38 – 1.59) 0.50
  Others (Budhist, Christian, Muslim) 16 (13.9) 45 (10.01)
Literate
  Yes 101 (87.8) 407 (90.8) 0.65 (0.31 – 1.41) 0.28
  No 14 (12.2) 41 (9.2)

† OR, odds ratio; ‡CI, confidence interval.

Children ≤ 5 year old are excluded.

Uranw et al.

Uranw et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-21

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