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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents

From: To bite or not to bite! A questionnaire-based survey assessing why some people are bitten more than others by midges

   Male Female Total
Age (n = 325) Under 31 38 (34.5) 62 (28.8) 100 (30.8)
  31-40 31 (28.2) 79 (36.7) 110 (33.8)
  41-50 30 (27.3) 53 (24.7) 83 (25.5)
  Over 50 11 (10.0) 21 (9.8) 32 (9.8)
BMI (n = 307) <21 22 (10.6) 30 (30.3) 52 (16.9)
  21-23 46 (22.1) 24 (24.2) 70 (22.8)
  23-25 65 (31.3) 21 (21.2) 86 (28.0)
  25-27 44 (21.2) 11 (11.1) 55 (17.9)
  >27 31 (14.9) 13 (13.1) 44 (14.3)
Height (cm) (n = 318) <165 3 (1.4) 41 (38.3) 44 (13.8)
  165-175 38 (18.0) 57 (53.3) 95 (29.9)
  175-185 119 (56.4) 8 (7.5) 127 (39.9)
  >185 51 (24.2) 1 (0.9) 52 (16.4)
Weight (kg) (n = 311) <60 4 (1.9) 36 (35.6) 40 (12.9)
  60-70 35 (16.7) 47 (46.5) 82 (26.4)
  70-80 84 (40.0) 13 (12.9) 97 (31.2)
  >80 87 (41.4) 5 (5.0) 92 (29.6)
Exercise (n = 316)
(per week)
<1 hour 9 (4.3) 12 (11.0) 21 (6.6)
  1-2 hours 31 (15.0) 21 (19.3) 52 (16.5)
  3-4 hours 71 (34.3) 44 (40.4) 115 (36.4)
  >4 hours 96 (46.4) 32 (29.4) 128 (40.5)
Smoking (n = 318) No 198 (94.3) 93 (86.1) 291 (91.5)
  Yes 12 (5.7) 15 (13.9) 12 (8.5)
Illness (n = 306) No 193 (97.0) 96 (89.7) 289 (94.4)
  Yes 6 (3.0) 11 (10.3) 17 (5.6)
Dietary specification
(n = 320)
None 192 (91.0) 100 (91.7) 292 (91.2)
  Other 19 (9.0) 9 (8.3) 28 (8.8)
Strongly flavoured food
(per week) (n = 313)
<1 time 38 (18.5) 25 (23.1) 63 (20.1)
  1-3 times 116 (56.6) 53 (49.1) 169 (54.0)
  >3 times 51 (24.9) 30 (27.8) 81 (25.9)
Alcohol units (per week)
(n = 316)
0 24 (11.6) 26 (23.9) 50 (15.8)
  1-5 94 (45.4) 47 (43.1) 141 (44.6)
  6-10 52 (25.1) 27 (24.8) 79 (25.0)
  >10 37 (17.9) 9 (8.3) 46 (14.5)
Oral contraceptives
(n = 95)
No -   75 (78.9) -  
  Yes -   20 (21.1) -  
Menstrual cycle
(n = 54)
Menstruating -   10 (18.5) -  
  <15 days -   32 (59.3) -  
  16-30 days -   12 (22.2) -  
Residence
(n = 305)
England 21 (7) 67 (22) 88 (29)
  E Scotland 13 (3.9) 25 (8.1) 38 (12)
  SE Scotland 5 (2) 30 (10) 35 (12)
  SW Scotland 13 (4.2) 30 (9.8) 43 (14)
  W Scotland 55 (17.9) 46 (15.1) 101 (33)
Total   215 (66.2) 110 (33.8) 325 (100.0)
  1. Values given are numbers (percentages) of respondents