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Table 2 Factors associated with positive hemoplasmas (Mycoplasma ovis andCandidatus Mycoplasma haemovis’) infection in sheep and goats in China

From: Molecular characterization of hemotropic mycoplasmas (Mycoplasma ovis and ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemovis’) in sheep and goats in China

Factor No. positive/No. examined Infection rate (%) OR (95% CI) χ2 p
Age group
  < 1 year 205/450 45.6 1.05 (0.84–1.32) 0.19 0.664
  ≥ 1 year 405/914 44.3
Gender
 Male 138/230 60.0 2.10 (1.58–2.81) 26.12 <0.001
 Female 472/1134 41.6
Species
 Sheep 231/504 45.8 1.07 (0.86–1.34) 0.40 0.527
 Goat 379/860 44.1
Feeding habits
 Grazing 396/728 54.4 2.35 (1.89–2.93) 59.11 <0.001
 Household 214/636 33.6