Table 2

Final multivariable logistic regression models for cats aged 2.5 years from the Bristol Cats Study cohort showing factors associated with abscess/bite wounds, negative interactions with owner and unvaccinated/lapsed vaccinations

VariableFactorsN (%) casesN (%) controlsP valueOR (95% CI)
Abscess/biteEducation
 Up to A-level7 (6.1)108 (93.9)0.0341
 Degree and above46 (13.1)305 (86.9)2.46 (1.07 to 5.64)
Location
 Town/city23 (8.4)251 (91.6)0.0121
 Rural/village30 (15.7)161 (84.3)2.11 (1.18 to 3.78)
Negative interactions with ownerHousehold
 SCH36 (25.9)103 (74.1)<0.0011
 AMCH63 (20.1)251 (79.9)0.1780.72 (0.44 to 1.16)
 NMCH17 (8.4)186 (91.6)<0.0010.26 (0.14 to 0.50)
Age of owner (years)*
 55+13 (10.8)107 (89.2)0.0241
 16–54103 (19.2)433 (80.8)2.09 (1.10 to 3.96)
Sex of cat
 Male48 (13.5)308 (86.5)0.0011
 Female68 (22.7)232 (77.3)2.11 (1.38 to 3.22)
Breed of cat
 Pure breed12 (8.2)135 (91.8)0.0051
 Mixed/DSH/DLH104 (20.4)405 (79.6)2.53 (1.33 to 4.80)
  • *For negative interactions with owner, there was no significant difference between age groups 16–24 and 25–54 years, so these were recoded into one category.

  • AMCH, agonistic multicat household; DLH, domestic longhair; DSH, domestic shorthair; NMCH, non-agonistic multicat household; NMCH, non-agonistic multi-cat household; SCH, single cat household.