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Table 2 Multivariable analysis of potential risk factors for lesions in the buccal region of 77 Icelandic competition horses that qualified for the finals

From: Bit-related lesions in Icelandic competition horses

Risk factor n Frequency (%) P-value ORc 95% CId
Examination a    0.4965   
First examination 77 33    
Second examination 77 29    
Discipline b    0.9734   
T1 12 17    
T2 5 0    
Young riders 15 40    
Four-gaited 23 35    
Five-gaited 22 27    
Bit b    0.0002   
Snaffle bit 26 62   8.07 2.38 - 27.44
Icelandic curb bit 6 0   - -
Curb bit with a port 45 13   1.00  
Number of performances b    0.8907   
1 21 33    
2 34 21    
3 14 36    
≥4 8 2    
  1. aResults regarding examination are from the GEE analysis.
  2. bResults regarding test, bridle and number of performances are from the multivariable logistic regression analysis.
  3. cOR refers to odds ratios.
  4. dCI refers to confidence interval.