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Table 3 Multivariable analysis of potential risk factors for lesions in the bar 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    <0.0001   
First examination 77 8   1.00  
Second examination 77 31   9.29 3.03 - 28.50
Discipline b    0.413   
T1 12 67    
T2 5 0    
Young riders 15 20    
Four-gaited 23 26    
Five-gaited 22 32    
Bit b    0.009   
Snaffle bit 26 4   1.00  
Icelandic curb bit 6 0   - -
Curb bit with a port 45 51   75.1 4.29 - 867.25
Number of performances b    0.239   
1 21 14    
2 34 32    
3 14 43    
≥4 8 50    
  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.