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Table 5 Bivariate Analysis for Risk Factors for Stool Protozoa Detection

From: A cross-sectional analysis of clinical presentations of and risk factors for enteric protozoan Infections in an Active Duty Population during Operation Iraqi Freedom

  Odds Ratio 95 % CI
Age   
<20 1.00  
20-29 1.65 0.56-4.88
30-39 1.33 0.38-4.63
40-49 1.87 0.41-8.51
Rank   
E1-E3 1.00  
E4-E9 0.84 0.50-1.39
Officers 0.80 0.17-3.78
Civilian 4.41 0.26-72.2
Race   
African American 1.00  
Caucasian 2.37 0.69-8.08
Hispanic 1.90 0.51-7.08
Other 0.87 0.16-4.69
Service   
Marines 1.00  
Navy 0.76 0.34-1.69
Current Diarrhea   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.56 0.29-1.07
Diarrhea on prior deployment   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.83 0.49-1.40
Diarrhea previously on this deployment   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.30 0.76-2.21
Off Base Travel Last 5 Days   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.48 0.22-1.03
Ate Off Base Last 5 Days   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.68 0.27-1.71
Ate On Base Local Last 5 Days   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.07 0.57-1.98
When eating off base, I have drinks with ice.   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.71 0.79-3.71
When eating off base, I eat raw (uncooked) vegetables   
No 1.00  
Yes 3.70 0.80-16.90
I eat off base   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.04 0.34-3.19
I wash my hands before eating   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.01 0.11-8.81
I wash my hands after using the latrine   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.35 0.29-6.15