TABLE 3

Summary of statistical analysis of the influence of environmental and management-associated factors on the distribution and composition of S. suis populationsa

AnalysisData setTempAgeFarm typeCountry
Positive isolation rate at farm levelChina*/
UK//
Filtered subsets///
Prevalence of pigs with multiple STs per swabChina*/
UK*//
Filtered subsets///
Prevalence of HDAS isolatesChina/
UK*//
Filtered subsets///*
Prevalence of PVGT isolatesChina*/
UK//
Filtered subsets///
  • a HDAS, human disease-associated serotype; PVGT, positive virulence genotype (the virulence genes including epf, mrp, and/or sly); ST, sequence type; *, statistically significant (P < 0.05); −, not significant; /, not involved in the analysis.