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Table 3 Model coefficients β and p-value (p) for each determinant and response variable

From: Determinants and protective behaviours regarding tick bites among school children in the Netherlands: a cross-sectional study

Covariate Knowledge score Perceived severity (q5) Perceived susceptibility Perceived importance Protective behaviour
% Forest cover 2.50 (0.20) 0,15 (0.96) 0.68 (0.60) -2.63 (*) 4,54 (**)
Urbanisation level 2 0.11 (0.82) -0,34 (0.62) -0,61 (0,08) -0.39 (0.26) -0.33 (0.34)
Urbanisation level 3 0.12 (0.82) -0.12 (0.88) -0.25 (0.6) -0.05 (0.87) 0.40 (0.24)
Urbanisation level 4 0.12 (0.82) 0,49 (0.60) -0.39 (0.28) -0.98 (*) -0.32 (0.38)
Urbanisation level 5 0.12 (0.78) -0,30 (0.67) -0.60 (0.06) -0.53 (0.09) 0.36 (0.25)
Previous education 0.45 (*) -0.04 (0.90) 0.02 (0.91) 0.13 (0.34) 0.13 (0.35)
Knowledge score ≥6 nd 1.78 (**)† 0.13 (0.37) 0.42 (**) 0.61 (**)
Perceived severity (is aware of tick bite consequence) nd nd (0.69) (*) -0.08 (0.74) 0.31 (0.21)
Perceived susceptibility (doesn’t know) nd nd nd 0.28 (0.16) -0.45 (*)
Perceived susceptibility (can get ill) nd nd nd 0.55 (**) -0.08 (0.58)
Perceived importance (a bit important) nd nd nd nd 0.99 (**)
Perceived importance (very important) nd nd nd nd 2.16 (**)
Perceived susceptibility (not knowing person with LB) -0.23 (0.35) -0.67 (0.07) -0.04 (0.85) -0.36 (0.12) -0.39 (0.10)
Perceived susceptibility (knowing person with LB) 0.57 (**) 1.17 (*) 0.58 (**) 0.45 (**) 0.37 (*)
Protective behaviour (sometimes) nd nd 0.17 (0.21) nd nd
Protective behaviour (frequently) nd nd 0.29 (0.13) nd nd
  1. An *indicates p ≤ 0.05, and **indicates p ≤ 0.001. Those variables that were not included in analyses per domain are indicated with “nd”.
  2. † This model was run with an adjusted knowledge score, where question 5 was excluded and the criterion was set at ≥5 questions correct.