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Table 4 Results of unifactorial analyses (factors with pvalue < 0.1) and final multifactorial model (factors with pvalue < 0.05) for EXT (exterior lesions score). R² of final model = 26.12 %. Factors remaining in the final model are in bold letters, and the reference level is in italic letters

From: Health Monitoring of Fattening Pigs – Use of Production Data, Farm Characteristics and On-Farm Examination

factor factor levels unifactorial multifactorial
p-value estimate p-value estimate
type of buying in criteria**   0.0014   0.0024  
  G 0.6629 0.08 0.8411 0.04
  F 0.0011 -0.57 0.0107 -0.47
  E 0.9358 0.01 0.6050 0.08
  D 0.4364 0.12 0.8524 0.03
  C 0.0053 -0.50 0.0010 -0.60
  B 0.5943 -0.07 0.2323 -0.15
   A * * * *
feed intake/pig/day   0.0040 -0.64 0.0400 -0.48
phosphor reduction   0.0135    
  yes 0.0135 -0.26   
  no * *   
costs for disinfection***/pig   0.0137 -0.49 0.0069 -0.53
boar fattening/single sex   0.0479   0.0112  
  yes/yes 0.0168 0.36 0.0078 0.38
  no/yes 0.8943 0.01 0.5161 -0.06
  no/no * * * *
animals sold   0.0531 0.00   
  1. * No p-value and estimate for reference level
  2. ** For explanation of factor levels see “Discussion/Impact of farm and management characteristics”
  3. *** Within the scope of the final cleaning of the stables