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Table 1 Association of socio-demographic characteristics, BCG and signs suggestive of leprosy with seropositivity among household contacts

From: Factors associated with anti-phenolic glycolipid-I seropositivity among the household contacts of leprosy cases

Variable Total of participants Anti PGL-I seropositivity PR 95 % CI P value
n n (%)
Gender      
 Male 169 19 (11.2) 1   
 Female 224 34 (15.2) 1.35 0.80–2.28 0.262
Age (years)      
 7 to 14 102 19 (18.6) 1   
 ≥15 291 34 (11.7) 0.63 0.37–1.06 0.815
Educational level (years of study)      
 <01 67 8 (11.9) 1   
 01 to 08 245 36 (14.7) 1.23 0.60–2.52 0.571
 09 to 11 70 7 (10.0) 0.84 0.32–2.16 0.714
 ≥12 11 2 (18.2) 1.52 0.36–6.48 0.570
BCG vaccination status      
 No scar 82 8 (9.8) 1   
 One scar 184 22 (12.0) 1.23 0.58–2.61 0.598
 Two scars 127 23 (18.1) 1.86 0.88–3.93 0.107
Signs suggestive of leprosy      
 No 381 47 (12.3) 1   
 Yes 11 5 (45.5) 3.68 1.56–8.71 0.003
  1. PR prevalence ratio, 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval