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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

Intense Focus of Alveolar Echinococcosis, South Kyrgyzstan

Bakhadyr Bebezov, Nurlan Mamashev, Tilek Umetaliev, Iskender Ziadinov, Philip S. Craig, Deborah E. Joekel, Peter Deplazes, Felix Grimm, and Paul R. TorgersonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (B. Bebezov, N. Mamashev, T. Umetaliev); University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (I. Ziadinov, D.E. Joekel, P. Deplazes, F. Grimm, P.R. Torgerson); University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK (P.S. Craig)

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Table 1

Relative risk from multivariable analysis of persons with an ultrasound diagnosis of AE and persons with a probable or a confirmed diagnosis of AE, southern Kyrgyzstan, 2012*

Dependent variable, risk factor Relative risk (95% CI) p value
Ultrasound diagnosis of AE
Patient age† 0.982 (0.969–0.995) 0.0074
Male sex 1.56 (1.07–2.29) 0.021
Dog ownership 1.82 (1.24–2.72) 0.0025
Home slaughter of livestock 1.60 (1.03–2.56) 0.043
Dog ownership among persons with probable and confirmed AE‡ 2.81 (1.64–5.09) 0.00033

*Probable diagnosis: ultrasound and serology; confirmed diagnosis: ultrasound and histology/PCR. AE, alveolar echinococcosis.
†Median age of persons with possible AE was 24 y; median age of AE-negative persons was 28 y.
‡Dog ownership was the only risk factor remaining as significant when only probable and confirmed AE were analyzed as the dependent variables.

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