Table 1

Univariable analysis of factors associated with dog ownership in a community in Cheshire, UK.

Variable

DO

DF

OR

95% CI

P-value


Birds

0.02

No

246

788

1

Yes

16

24

2.1

1.1–4.1

Fish

0.02

No

220

725

1

Yes

42

87

1.6

1.1–2.4

Horse

0.002*

No

253

807

1

Yes

9

5

5.7

1.9–17.3

N° Persons

<0.001

1

39

177

1

2

85

303

1.3

0.8–1.9

3

50

119

1.9

1.2–3.1

4

56

160

1.6

1.0–2.5

5+

31

41

3.4

1.9–6.1

Presence of 6–19 yr olds

0.001

No

164

591

1

Yes

96

209

1.7

1.2–2.2

Presence of 20 to 29 yr olds

0.03

No

202

670

1

Yes

58

130

1.5

1.1–2.1

Presence of 30 to 59 yr olds

<0.001

No

61

286

1

Yes

199

514

1.8

1.3–2.5

Presence of 60 yrs or above

0.02

No

184

501

1

Yes

76

299

0.7

0.5–0.9

Presence of Associate professional and technical

0.04

No

211

691

1

Yes

49

109

1.5

1.0–2.1

Presence of Skilled trades

0.001

No

200

688

1

Yes

60

112

1.8

1.3–2.6

Presence of Personal service

<0.001

No

228

755

1

Yes

32

45

2.4

1.5–3.8

Presence of Unemployed

0.004*

No

252

795

1

Yes

8

5

5.1

1.6–15.6

Presence of Retired

0.002

No

193

511

1

Yes

67

289

0.6

0.5–0.8

Presence of Full-time student

0.01

No

163

570

1

Yes

97

230

1.5

1.1–2.0

Presence of adult female

0.004

No

12

84

1

Yes

245

700

2.5

1.3–4.6

Adult gender household

0.01

All male

12

84

1

All female

40

144

1.9

1.00–3.9

Mixed male/female

205

554

2.6

1.4–4.8


* Fisher's exact test P-Value instead of Pearson Chi-Square

Significant findings on univariable analysis only reported.

Westgarth et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2007 3:5   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-3-5

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