Table 3

Predictors of checking skin for the presence of ticks to prevent Lyme disease
Characteristics Checking skin (often/always)
Univariate Multivariate
Row% OR 95% CI p-Value OR 95% CI p-Value
Experienced tick bites in the past
  no, never 27 1.00 1.00
  yes, once/repeatedly/outside NL 48 2.48 1.48-4.14 0.001 2.19 1.27-3.78 0.005
Knowledge
  1-3 statements correct 24 1.00 1.00
  4-5 statements correct 47 2.89 1.82-4.59 <0.001 2.83 1.74-4.58 <0.001
Perceived susceptibility
  not (at all) susceptible (1-3) 25 1.00
  (very) susceptible (4-5) 44 2.34 1.48-3.70 <0.001 - - -
Likelihood being diagnosed with Lyme disease in next 12 month
  not (at all) likely (1-2) 25 1.00
  a bit/(very) likely (3-5) 39 1.92 1.23-3.01 0.004 - - -
Feelings of concern
  not (at all) worried (1-2) 20 1.00 1.00
  a bit/(very) worried (3-5) 43 3.04 1.89-4.90 <0.001 2.81 1.71-4.60 <0.001

Gender, age, education, employment status, children in household, ethnicity, region of residence, frequency of visiting nature, perceived severity of Lyme disease (2 items) and perceived efficacy were not univariately associated with checking skin.

Beaujean et al.

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

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