Table 2

Questionnaire responses of 1,447 respondents
Question (determinant) Abbreviated question Correct answer/yes/* Incorrect answer/no/* Don’t know/* No response (n)
1 Previously educated on ticks at school 21,4% 78,2% n.a. 0,4% (6)
2 (K) How to recognise an unfed tick (Image: tick shape or ant shape) 86,7% 6,6% 6,4% 0,2% (3)
3 (K) Unfed tick size estimation (Image: 1 mm dot or 10 mm dot) 82,2% 9,3% 7,5% 1,0% (14)
4 (K) Tick habitat (Image: forest or paved playground) 98,1% 0,7% 0,7% 0,6% (8)
5 (K;PV) Consequence of tick bite (disease or itch) 93,5% 4,1% 2,4% 0,1% (1)
6 (K) Where ticks reside (near ground or up in trees) 64,2% 29,1% 6,6% 0,1% (1)
7 (K) How to prevent tick bite (tick check or washing) 86,1% 8,5% 5,3% 0,1% (2)
8 (K) Main bite sites on the body (image: hairline, armpits, groin and knees; or mouth, chest, fingers and toes) 75,2% 16,9% 7,7% 0,2% (3)
9 (PS) Perceived susceptibility for LB (can you personally get ill after tick-bite?) 68,6% 16,7% 14,4% 0,3% (4)
10 (PI) Importance of tick check (not, somewhat, or very important) *7,0% *52,5% *40,4% 0,2% (3)
11 (PSK) Perceived susceptibility (knowing persons with illness after tick bite) 26,7% 66,6% 6,4% 0,3% (4)
12 (PB) Checked for tick bites to date? (never, occasionally, every time) *30,1% *51,8% *17,9% 0,2% (3)

Behavioural determinants are given where relevant by abbreviations: K knowledge; PV perceived severity; PS perceived susceptibility; PSK perceived susceptibility due to knowing persons with LB; PI perceived importance, and PB protective behaviour.

*See abbreviated question for answer category.

Beaujean et al.

Beaujean et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1148   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1148

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