Table 5

Adjusted odds ratios (OR) from the multivariate model of the association between intensive animal farming activity and acute gastrointestinal illness in Quebec rural municipalities, Canada, April 2007 to April 2008 (weighted n = 6162)

Variable*

OR

95% CI

p


Farming

Low intensive†

1.00

-

-

High intensive

0.70

0.51-0.96

0.027

Water source

0.265‡

Community ground water†

1.00

-

-

Community surface water

1.24

0.82-1.87

0.298

Domestic wells

0.94

0.70-1.28

0.707

Others

0.85

0.44-1.62

0.621

Age (years)

<0.001‡

0-4

5.17

2.70-9.87

<0.001

5-9

2.72

1.37-5.41

0.004

10-19

1.54

0.77-3.08

0.225

20-29

1.79

1.04-3.09

0.037

30-39

1.35

0.76-2.42

0.309

40-49†

1.00

-

-

50-59

0.98

0.63-1.56

0.968

60-69

0.72

0.42-1.23

0.230

70-79

0.51

0.26-1.00

0.050

≥80

0.60

0.21-1.69

0.331

Length of stay in the municipality

0.061‡

Less than a year

1.00

0.52-1.91

0.992

1 to 5 years

1.16

0.80-1.68

0.423

6 to 10 years

1.60

1.12-2.28

0.010

Over 10 years†

1.00

-

-

Season

0.056‡

Winter

1.52

0.94-2.47

0.088

Spring

1.51

1.00-2.28

0.049

Summer

1.11

0.74-1.67

0.613

Fall†

1.00

-

-


* All variables were introduced in one model and adjusted for family income, education level, consumption of raw eggs, and occupation where one may have been in contact with human stools.

† Reference group.

‡ Global p-value

Febriani et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-48

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