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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of independent factors associated with Hepatitis E Virus, Napak (2013/2014)

From: Risk factors, person, place and time characteristics associated with Hepatitis E Virus outbreak in Napak District, Uganda

Variable Odds Ratio 95% CI P-Value
In the week before the epidemic did you eat roadside food(Yes) 6.11 2.85–13.09 P < 0.001*
Did you drink any untreated water(Yes) 6.69 3.15–14.16 P < 0.001*
Do you always clean your utensils(No) 3.24 1.55–3.760 0.002*
Education Level
 Primary 1.57 0.67–3.64 0.293
 Secondary 5.57 0.94–33.0 0.059
 Tertiary 1.54 0.24–9.98 0.650
Primary source of water
 Borehole 0.93 0.40–2.14 0.865
 Well 2.86 0.25–32.2 0.394
 Dam 1.76 0.09–31.9 0.702
 Availability of soap in household(No) 1.78 0.88–3.59 0.106
 Season(Wet) 1.42 0.67–3.02 0.368
 Occupation-Hunter 1.14 1.03–12.66 0.013*
  1. NB: The model was determined by means of conditional logistic regression, all variables adjusted for age, OR, confidence interval and P-Values