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Table 3 Proportion of the French population who recognized erythema migrans as the first symptom of Lyme borreliosis and who felt well informed, according to sociodemographic characteristics and survey year for 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

  Knowing the first symptom of LB Feeling well informed
  2016
(N = 14,875)
2019
(N = 9611)
p-value 2016
(N = 14,875)
2019
(N = 9611)
p-value
  % %   % %  
Yes 66 68 < 0.001 29 41 < 0.001
Sex
 Male 64 65 NS 26 38 < 0.001
 Female 67 71 < 0.001 32 44 < 0.001
Age (years)
 18–24 65 67 NS 16 26 < 0.001
 25–34 66 67 NS 22 31 < 0.001
 35–44 66 68 NS 25 35 < 0.001
 45–54 66 69 NS 32 44 < 0.001
 55–64 65 69 0.03 35 51 < 0.001
 65–75 66 70 0.03 42 55 < 0.001
Level of LB regional incidence
 High incidence 72 75 NS 41 50 < 0.001
 Medium incidence 66 68 NS 34 44 < 0.001
 Low incidence 64 66 0.03 26 38 < 0.001
Level of urbanization of the place of residence
 Rural 68 71 NS 39 51 < 0.001
  < 20,000 inhabitants 68 72 0.04 32 48 < 0.001
 20,000–99,999 inhabitants 68 70 NS 27 42 < 0.001
 100,000–199,999 inhabitants 62 68 NS 27 45 < 0.001
  > = 200,000 inhabitants 63 65 NS 25 35 < 0.001
 Paris urban area 61 64 NS 21 30 < 0.001
Socio-professional category
 Farmers 70 74 NS 45 54 NS
 Craftsman/shopkeeper/business owner 61 68 0.03 30 41 < 0.001
 Executive/intellectual profession 66 71 0.005 34 50 < 0.001
 Intermediate profession 68 70 NS 34 45 < 0.001
 Employees 65 69 NS 29 40 < 0.001
 Blue-collar workers 64 63 NS 22 33 < 0.001
 No professional activity 58 70 NS 16 33 0.0142