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Table 3 Null hypothesis tested by logistic regression: categorized MLCR and NLCR controlled for age and gender, interaction by immunity against malaria

From: Evidence for significant influence of host immunity on changes in differential blood count during malaria

MLCR
Non-immune Semi-immune  
  All N (%) MLCR ≥ 0.27 Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value All N (%) MLCR ≥ 0.15 Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value
Malaria negative 205 (58.7) 41/205 (20.0) base <.001 5 (7.0) 2/5 (40.0) base .200
Malaria positive 144 (41.3) 85/144 (59.0) 5.92 (3.66-9.59) 66 (93.0) 42/66 (63.6) 3.70 (0.50-27.43)
NLCR
Non-immune Semi-immune  
  All N (%) NLCR ≥ 2.5 Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value All N (%) NLCR ≥ 1.5 Odds ratio (95% CI) p-value
Malaria negative 205 (58.7) 43/205 (21.0) base <.001 5 (7.0) 3/5 (60.0) base .983
Malaria positive 144 (41.3) 83/144 (57.6) 5.24 (3.25-8.45)   66 (93.0) 39/66 (59.1) 0.98 (0.13-7.18)  
  1. P-values <0.05 are marked in bold.