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Table 5 Odds ratio estimates, lower and upper confidence interval of ranking SC, BSC and CC trait least in Nguni breeding bulls

From: Preferential traits for breeding Nguni cattle in low-input in-situ conservation production systems

Predictors Scrotal circumference (SC) – Rank 4 Body size and conformation (BSC) – Rank 5 Coat colour (CC) – Rank 6
Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI
Enterprise ownership pattern (communalvs small-scale) 1.2208 0.2981 4.9993 1.8139 0.4134 7.9600 33.0727 3.2847 332.9990
Gender (male vs female) 3.4947 0.5909 20.6682 1.4716 0.2349 9.2200 10.9630 0.8462 142.0308
Age (young < 50 vs old ≥50 years) 0.9912 0.3637 2.7009 0.9776 0.3506 2.7262 1.7226 0.5413 5.4815
Education level (primary vs secondary) 1.0470 0.3307 3.3151 1.1561 0.3450 3.8746 0.9307 0.2307 3.7552
Agriculture training (formal vs informal) 0.5043 0.0675 3.7647 0.4091 0.0526 3.1791 0.8365 0.0772 9.0690
  1. NB: Higher odds ratio estimates indicate greater difference in preference between levels of predictors.
  2. CI Confidence Interval (set at 95%).