Table 1

Univariable regression for cats two-and-a-half years in from the Bristol Cats Study cohort showing the association of single cat and multicat households with six health, behaviour and care outcomes

Outcome*N (%) casesN (%) controlsP valueOR (95% CI)
Overweight/obesity
 Single cat28 (17.5)132 (82.5)0.3981.0
 Multicat122 (20.5)473 (79.5)0.82 (0.52 to 1.30)
Abscess/cat bite
 Single cat22 (13.2)145 (86.8)0.0221.0
 Multicat46 (7.5)570 (92.5)0.532 (0.31 to 0.91)
Periuria
 Single cat15 (10.8)124 (89.2)0.3521.0
 Multicat68 (13.8)424 (86.2)1.33 (0.73 to 2.40)
Negative interactions with owner
 Single cat40 (24.1)126 (75.9)0.0061.0
 Multicat92 (14.2)524 (85.1)0.58 (0.38 to 0.88)
  • *For definition of cases/controls, see Materials and methods.