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Table 4 Binary logistic regression of factors associated with parasitic contamination of fruits and vegetables sold in selected markets of Arba Minch town from 1 to 22 September 2014

From: Parasitic contamination of raw vegetables and fruits collected from selected local markets in Arba Minch town, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Pos. (%) Laboratory result for parasitic contamination
COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Sample type    
Mangiferaindica 18 [40] 1.0 (0.3, 2.4) 1.0 (0.2, 2.6)
Brassica oleracea 30 [66.7] 2.4 (1.2, 5.8)* 2.2 (1.0, 5.6)
Daucuscarota 28 [62.3] 1.7 (0.7, 4.4) 1.7 (0.7, 4.6)
Capsicum annuum 22 [48.9] 1.3 (0.6, 2.6) 1.3 (0.5, 2.8)
Lactucaserriola 27 [60] 1.8 (0.8, 4.3) 1.8 (0.7, 4.4)
Lycopersiconesculentum 32 [71.2] 2.5 (1.1, 5.9)* 3.4 (1.6, 9.9)
Musa paradisiaca 22 [48.9] 1.2 (0.5, 2.7) 1.2 (0.4, 2.9)
Perseaamericana** 17 [37.8]   
Washed before display    
 No 156 [38.5] 3.1 (1.8, 4.4)* 3.6 (1.9, 4.6)
 Yes** 40 [60.9]   
Market    
 Secha 50 [55.6] 0.5 (0.3, 1.0) 0.5 (0.3, 0.9)
 Sikela 48 [53.3] 0.6 (0.4, 1.0) 0.5 (0.3, 1.1)
 Konso-Sefer 60 [66.7] 1.1 (0.6, 2.0) 1.1 (0.5, 2.1)
 Yetnebersh** 38 [42.2]   
Means of display    
 On the floor 111 [55.5] 1.2 (0.5, 5.1) 1.7 (0.4, 5.1)
 On wheelbarrow 36 [41.4] 1.5 (0.3, 4.9) 1.6(0.4, 5.5)
 On table** 29 [39.7]   
Market type    
 Grocery 36 [60] 1.2 (0.6, 1.9) 1.2 (0.6, 2.1)
 Open market 160 [53.3]**   
Vendor’s educational status    
 No formal education 115 [63.9] 1.2 (0.6, 2.6) 1.3 (0.6, 2.8)
 Primary education 70 [46.7] 0.9 (0.4, 1.8) 0.9 (0.6, 1.9)
 Secondary education** 11 [36.7]   
  1. *Significant at P-value of 0.05; **reference category