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Table 6 Odds ratio estimates, lower and upper confidence interval of ranking TDR, RE and BCS trait most in Nguni breeding cows

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

Predictor Tick and disease resistance Reproductive efficiency Body condition score
(TDR) – Rank 1 (RE) – Rank 2 (BCS) – Rank 3
Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI
Enterprise ownership pattern (communalvs small-scale) 0.8455 0.1992 3.5896 0.9481 0.2324 3.8687 0.1212 0.0126 1.1668
Gender (male vs female) 0.2133 0.0331 1.3747 0.6578 0.1126 3.8434 9.1578 1.1739 71.4392
Age (young < 50 vs old ≥50 years) 1.5527 0.5388 4.4742 1.3332 0.4685 3.7935 0.3489 0.0833 1.4612
Education level (primary vs secondary) 0.4368 0.1213 1.5726 0.7260 0.2275 2.3172 0.7836 0.1890 3.2491
Agriculture training (formal vs informal) 0.2156 0.0240 1.9358 0.5353 0.0677 4.2332 0.4138 0.0376 4.5539
  1. NB: Higher odds ratio estimates indicate greater difference in preference between levels of predictors.
  2. CI Confidence Interval (set at 95%).