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Table 7 Odds ratio estimates, lower and upper confidence interval of ranking BSC, CC and MY trait least in Nguni breeding cows

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

Predictor Body size and conformation Coat colour Milk yield
(BSC) – Rank 4 (CC) – Rank 5 (MY) – Rank 6
Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI Odds ratio Lower CI Upper CI
Enterprise ownership pattern 1.2548 0.1571 10.0223 2.0226 0.2619 15.6211 0.6661 0.1613 2.7500
(communalvs small-scale)
Gender 5.6305 0.5660 56.0164 2.3289 0.2219 24.4465 0.5287 0.0901 3.1017
(male vs female)
Age 0.1578 0.0375 0.6637 0.1341 0.0259 0.6954 0.5213 0.1593 1.7056
(young < 50 vs old ≥50 years)
Education level 0.4248 0.0724 2.4930 0.3048 0.0430 2.1593 0.4686 0.1207 1.8197
(primary vs secondary)
Agriculture training 0.4475 0.0208 9.6406 3.4733 0.1199 100.6032 0.0983 0.0060 1.5985
(formal vs informal)
  1. NB: Higher odds ratio estimates indicate greater difference in preference between levels of predictors.
  2. CI Confidence Interval (set at 95%).