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Table 3.

Summary of regressions of haematological and immunological parameters against flea burden

Equation
y=b0+b1x, d.f.=1,16
y=b0+b1x—b2x2,d.f.=2,15
Parameterr2FPr2FP
Circulating immune complexes 0.02 0.2 0.6 0.28 3.5 0.07 
Concentration of total immunoglobulins 0.04 0.8 0.4 0.07 0.4 0.7 
White blood cell count 0.05 0.8 0.4 0.07 0.4 0.7 
Phagocytic activity 0.53 13.7 0.003 0.45 6.6 0.01 
Spontaneous leukocyte blast transformation 0.04 0.4 0.6 0.23 1.3 0.4 
Leukocyte blast transformation in the presence of:       
   PHA 0.03 0.4 0.6 0.19 2.0 0.2 
   X. c. mycernini antigen 0.01 0.01 0.09 0.50 3.4 0.09 
   X. ramesis antigen 0.05 0.4 0.5 0.40 4.1 0.06 
   S. c. pyramidis antigen 0.01 0.7 0.8 0.45 2.9 0.1 
Equation
y=b0+b1x, d.f.=1,16
y=b0+b1x—b2x2,d.f.=2,15
Parameterr2FPr2FP
Circulating immune complexes 0.02 0.2 0.6 0.28 3.5 0.07 
Concentration of total immunoglobulins 0.04 0.8 0.4 0.07 0.4 0.7 
White blood cell count 0.05 0.8 0.4 0.07 0.4 0.7 
Phagocytic activity 0.53 13.7 0.003 0.45 6.6 0.01 
Spontaneous leukocyte blast transformation 0.04 0.4 0.6 0.23 1.3 0.4 
Leukocyte blast transformation in the presence of:       
   PHA 0.03 0.4 0.6 0.19 2.0 0.2 
   X. c. mycernini antigen 0.01 0.01 0.09 0.50 3.4 0.09 
   X. ramesis antigen 0.05 0.4 0.5 0.40 4.1 0.06 
   S. c. pyramidis antigen 0.01 0.7 0.8 0.45 2.9 0.1 

PHA, phytohaemagglutinin.

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