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Table 7 Bivariate Analysis for Risk Factors for Blastocystis sp. 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 1.10 0.24-4.97
30-39 0.80 0.12-5.00
40-49 2.80 0.42-18.60
Rank   
E1-E3 1.00  
E4-E9 0.98 0.44-2.18
Officers 1.20 0.14-10.10
Service 1.00  
Marines 0.80 0.23-2.77
Navy   
Current Diarrhea   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.76 0.30-1.95
Diarrhea on prior deployment   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.30 0.10-0.90
Diarrhea previously on this deployment   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.71 0.32-1.57
Date of last diarrhea   
Less than 1 week ago 1.00  
1-2 weeks ago 1.61 0.45-5.79
3-4 weeks ago 0.97 0.20-4.59
>4 weeks ago 0.27 0.03-2.47
Off Base Travel Last 5 Days   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.16 0.02-1.27
Ate Off Base Last 5 Days   
No 1.00  
Yes 0.8 0.17-3.70
Ate On Base Local Last 5 Days   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.13 0.39-3.30
I have drinks with ice off base.   
No 1.00  
Yes 3.61 1.40-9.28
Eat raw (uncooked) vegetables off base vegetables   
No 1.00  
Yes 8.18 1.40-47.5
I eat off base   
No 1.00  
Yes 1.56 0.34-7.20