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Table 2 Gender differences in risk perceptions and knowledge related to ticks and tick-borne diseases

From: Who is afraid of ticks and tick-borne diseases? Results from a cross-sectional survey in Scandinavia

 

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P-valuesb

VARIABLES

Female

Male

All

sda

min

max

N

H01 = μ2

Likelihood of being bitten by tick in next 12 months

33.21

30.95

32.13

31.85

0

100

2660

0.068

Likelihood of contracting LB if bitten by tick

21.07

15.42

18.44

19.51

0

100

2529

0.000

Likelihood of contracting TBE if bitten by tick

14.58

11.10

13.00

17.48

0

100

1822

0.000

Perceived seriousness of one tick bite

5.737

5.085

5.429

2.515

0

10

2632

0.000

Perceived seriousness of contracting LB

8.026

7.675

7.863

2.061

0

10

2538

0.000

Perceived seriousness of contracting TBE

9.229

8.792

9.032

1.574

0

10

1801

0.000

Ever heard of Borreliosis

0.979

0.947

0.964

0.186

0

1

2668

0.000

Ever heard of TBE

0.726

0.663

0.696

0.460

0

1

2668

0.000

Number of correctly identified tick pictures

3.728

3.730

3.729

1.114

0

5

2668

0.965

Number of correct answers to knowledge questions

3.457

3.028

3.253

1.642

0

6

2668

0.000

  1. Notes: asd = The standard deviation for all respondents (column 3).
  2. b From Chi-squared test for dummy variables and an unpaired t-test for continuous variables. P-values < 0.10 are highlighted.