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Table 1 Distribution of potential risk factors associated with the success (antibody titres ≥ 0.5 IU/ml) of rabies vaccination in dogs (n = 6,789).

From: Factors associated with the success of rabies vaccination of dogs in Sweden

Variable Level Number of animals Proportion of dogs with antibody titres ≥ 0.5 IU/ml, % P-value in the univariable logistic regression analysis
Type of vaccine 1:Vaccine A 3571 87.4  
  2:Vaccine B 3218 96.9 <0.001
Day of antibody testing after last vaccination 1: 120 - 150 days 5156 92.6  
  2: 151 - 180 days 1613 90.3 0.003
Number of vaccinations 1: Once 1766 85.7  
  2: Twice 5023 94.1 < 0.001
Age at vaccination 1: < 6 month 1635 89.5  
  2: 6-11.9 months 1050 92.6  
  3: 1-2.49 years 1692 93.8  
  4: 2.5 - 4.99 years 1053 92.6  
  5: ≥ 5 years 698 90.4 < 0.001
Breed size 1: Very small/small pure-breed (< 30 cm in height) 1482 94.1  
  2: Small/medium sized pure- breed (30-45 cm in height) 1203 92.2  
  3: Medium/large pure-breed (46-60 cm in height) 1965 91.4  
  4: Large/very large pure-breed (> 60 cm in height) 1345 88.4  
  5: Unknown size mixed breeds 747 94.5 < 0.001
Gender 1: Bitch 3637 91.4  
  2: Dog 3152 92.5 0.12