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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012


Livestock Density as Risk Factor for Livestock-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the Netherlands

Beth J. FeingoldComments to Author , Ellen K. Silbergeld, Frank C. Curriero, Brigite A.G.L. van Cleef, Max E.O.C. Heck, and Jan A.J.W. Kluytmans
Author affiliations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (B.J. Feingold, E.K. Silbergeld, F.C. Curriero); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (B.A.G.L. van Cleef, M.E.O.C. Heck); and Amphia Hospital, Breda, the Netherlands; and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (B.A.G.L. van Cleef, J.A.J.W. Kluytmans)

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Table 3

Results of univariate logistic regression including missing data on contact with livestock, the Netherlands, 2003–2005*

Contact with livestock All missing having livestock contact
All missing having no livestock contact
OR (95%CI) p value OR (95% CI) p value
Pigs 3.83 (1.56–9.41) 0.003 9.86 (2.49–38.94) <0.001
Cows 3.20 (1.26–8.13) 0.015 18.85 (2.21–160.68) <0.007

*OR, odds ratio.

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