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Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009

Research

A Case–Control Study on the Origin of Atypical Scrapie in Sheep, France

Alexandre FediaevskyComments to Author , Eric Morignat, Christian Ducrot, and Didier Calavas
Author affiliations: Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments, Lyon, France (A. Fediaevsky, E. Morignat, D. Calavas); Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Clermont-Theix, France (A. Fediaevsky, C, Ducrot)

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Table 5

Univariate analyses of exposure to toxic product variables during the specified period and conditional to C0 for atypical scrapie in sheep, France*

VariableControlsCasesOdds ratiop value
Use of mineral drugs during C0–C2006
No99381.20.50
Yes
126
57


Pesticides containing neurotoxic components used on crops during C0–C2006
No155511.90.009
Yes
70
44


Insecticides containing neurotoxic components used on premises during C0–C2006
No169552.20.002
Yes
56
40


Antiparasitic treatments containing neurotoxic components during C0–C2006
No100470.80.42
Yes12548

*C0, birth cohort assuming that in each flock all animals born during the same birth campaign (defined from July 1 of year n – 1 to June 30 of year n) shared the same exposure; C2006, birth campaign 2006.

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