Table 3

Final multivariable models of factors associated with having ever been bitten by a dog (Model A) and reporting a bite that occurred in the last 5 years (Model B), including random effect of clustering of participants within households (n=578 and 456, respectively)

VariableModel AModel B
OR (95% CI)P valueOR (95% CI)P value
Gender
 Female1.001.00
 Male1.81 (1.20 to 2.72)0.0055.05 (5.01 to 5.09)<0.001
Current age
 Per year (Model A age limited at 50)1.03 (1.01 to 1.06)0.011.0 (0.99 to 1.00)0.40
Number of dogs
 Owns no dogs1.001.00
 Owns one dog1.58 (0.99 to 2.52)0.549.58 (9.50 to 9.65)<0.001
 Owns multiple dogs3.31 (1.13 to 9.69)0.0327.71 (2.75 to 2.79)<0.001
Personality (TIPI)
 Emotional stability* scale0.77 (0.66 to 0.90)0.0010.66 (0.65 to 0.66)<0.001
  • *Emotional stability also known as neuroticism.