## Table 1 |
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Overview of model characteristics per domain |
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Response variate |
Outcome variable Y |
Outcome categories j |
Model type |
Covariates |

Knowledge | Knowledge sufficiency (based on Q2-8) | j = 1 ( “Sufficient”) if at least 6 out of 7 questions have been answered correctly; j = 0 “Insufficient”) |
Logistic regression with random effects | Forest cover (%), Urbanisation level (scale 1–5); Previous education; Perceived susceptibility (knowing persons with LB). |

Perceived severity | Consequence of tick bite: disease or itch (based on Q5) | j = 1 (“Disease” ), |
Logistic regression with random effects | Forest cover (%), Urbanisation level (scale 1–5); Previous education; Knowledge score ≥5; Perceived susceptibility (knowing persons with LB). |

j = 0 (“Itch” or “Not sure”) |
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Perceived susceptibility | Can you get ill? (based on Q9) | j = 2 (“Yes”), |
Ordered logit with random effects | Forest cover (%), Urbanisation level (scale 1–5); Previous education; Knowledge score ≥6; perceived severity; Perceived susceptibility (knowing persons with LB); Protective behaviour. |

j = 1 (“Not sure”), |
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j = 0 (“No”) |
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Perceived importance | Body checks important? (based on Q10) | j = 2 (“Very important”), |
Ordered logit with random effects | Forest cover (%), Urbanisation level (scale 1–5); Previous education; Knowledge score ≥6; Perceived severity; Perceived susceptibility (Can you get ill and Knowing persons with LB). |

j = 1 (“Somewhat important”), |
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j = 0 (“Not important”) |
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Protective behaviour | Body check frequency (based on Q12) | j = 2 (“Often”), |
Ordered logit with random effects | Forest cover (%), Urbanisation level (scale 1–5); Previous education; Knowledge score ≥6; Perceived severity; Perceived susceptibility (Can you get ill and Knowing persons with LB);Perceived importance. |

j = 1 (“Sometimes”), |
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j = 0 (“Never”) |

All *j = 0* are considered reference categories in each model.

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