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Table 2 Predictors of wearing protective clothing to prevent tick bites

From: Study on public perceptions and protective behaviors regarding Lyme disease among the general public in the Netherlands: implications for prevention programs

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
  1. 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.