Table 2

Predictors of wearing protective clothing to prevent tick bites
Characteristics Wearing protective clothing (often/always)
Univariate Multivariate
Row% OR 95% CI p-Value OR 95% CI p-Value
Employment status
  employed 31 1.00 1.00
  unemployed/retired 46 1.96 1.27-3.03 0.002 1.96 1.24-3.08 0.004
Knowledge
  1-3 statements correct 33 1.00 1.00
  4-5 statements correct 46 1.80 1.15-2.81 0.01 1.69 1.07-2.68 0.03
Feelings of concern
  not (at all) worried (1-2) 28 1.00 1.00
  a bit/(very) worried (3-5) 45 2.07 1.34-3.21 0.001 2.22 1.41-3.51 0.001
Perceived efficacy
  certainly not, probably not, even (1-3) 17 1.00 1.00
  certainly/probably (4-5) 39 3.15 1.27-7.80 0.01 2.97 1.17-7.54 0.02

Gender, age, education, children in household, ethnicity, region of residence in the Netherlands, experienced tick bites in past, frequency of visiting nature, perceived severity (2 items) and perceived vulnerability (2 items) were not univariately associated with wearing protective clothing.

Beaujean et al.

Beaujean et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:225   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-225

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