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Table 2 Proportion of the French population bitten by a tick in the last 12 months and who feel exposed to tick bites according to sociodemographic characteristics and survey year, Health Barometer 2016 and 2019, France

From: Increased awareness and knowledge of Lyme Borreliosis and tick bite prevention among the general population in France: 2016 and 2019 health barometer survey

  Bitten by a tick in last 12 months Feeling exposed to tick bites
  2016
(N = 14,875)
2019
(N = 9611)
p-value 2016
(N = 14,875)
2019
(N = 9611)
p-value
  % %   % %  
Yes 4 6 < 0.001 23 25 < 0.001
Sex       
Male 4 7 < 0.001 22 24 0.03
Female 4 6 < 0.001 23 26 < 0.001
Age (years)
 18–24 4 7 < 0.001 13 16 NS
 25–34 5 6 NS 20 24 0.008
 35–44 4 6 0.02 22 28 0.001
 45–54 3 5 0.006 25 25 NS
 55–64 4 7 < 0.001 25 27 NS
 65–75 5 5 NS 27 27 NS
Level of LB regional incidence
 High incidence 5 8 < 0.001 30 33 NS
 Medium Incidence 6 8 NS 31 33 NS
 Low incidence 3 5 < 0.001 20 21 0.02
Level of urbanization of the place of residence
 Rural 7 9 0.003 40 43 0.04
  < 20,000 inhabitants 5 7 0.02 27 29 0.29
 20,000–99,999 inhabitants 3 5 0.02 20 23 NS
 100,000–199,999 inhabitants 3 5 NS 19 24 NS
  > = 200,000 inhabitants 2 4 0.001 13 16 0.003
 Paris urban area 2 4 0.04 12 11 NS
Socio-professional category
 Farmers 13 14 NS 64 63 NS
 Craftsman/shopkeeper/business owner 3 6 0.04 25 28 NS
 Executive/intellectual profession 4 7 < 0.001 23 21 NS
 Intermediate profession 5 6 0.006 25 26 NS
 Employees 3 5 0.002 20 23 0.01
 Blue-collar workers 4 6 0.03 21 26 0.003
 No professional activity 3 10 0.04 13 11 NS