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Table 4 Factors associated with feeling well informed about Lyme borreliosis, Health Barometer 2019

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

  Feeling well informed
  N = 9611
  % aOR 95% CI
Sex
 Male 38% ref   
 Female 44% 1.1*** 1.1 1.2
Age (years)
 18–24 26% ref   
 25–34 31% 1.1 0.8 1.4
 35–44 35% 1.2 1.0 1.6
 45–54 44% 1.9*** 1.5 2.4
 55–64 50% 2.4*** 1.9 3.1
 65–75 55% 3.0*** 2.4 3.9
Level of LB regional incidence
 Low incidence 38% ref   
 Medium incidence 44% 1.1 0.9 1.3
 High incidence 50% 1.3*** 1.1 1.5
Education level
  < Secondary school level 39% ref   
 Secondary school diploma 39% 1.1 0.9 1.3
 Higher education degree 46% 1.2* 1.0 1.4
Household monthly income
 1st tercile (low) 34% ref   
 2nd tercile 44% 1.2* 1.0 1.4
 3rd tercile (high) 48% 1.3*** 1.1 1.5
 Refusal to answer 37% 1.0 0.8 1.3
Level of urbanization of the place of residence
 Paris urban area 30% ref   
 Rural 51% 1.5*** 1.3 1.8
  < 20,000 inhabitants 48% 1.5*** 1.3 1.9
 20,000–99,999 inhabitants 42% 1.3* 1.0 1.6
 100,000–199,999 inhabitants 45% 1.4** 1.1 1.9
  > = 200,000 inhabitants 35% 1.1 0.9 1.3
Socio-professional category
 Intermediate profession 45% ref   
 Farmers 54% 1.0 0.6 1.5
 Craftsman/shopkeeper/business owner 41% 0.9 0.7 1.2
 Executive/intellectual profession 50% 1.3*** 1.1 1.6
 Employees 40% 0.9 0.7 1.0
 Blue-collar workers 33% 0.8* 0.7 1.0
 No professional activity 33% 1.2 0.6 2.4
Have you ever been bitten by a tick?
 No 37% ref   
 Yes 53% 1.5*** 1.4 1.7
Feeling exposed to tick bites
 No 38% ref   
 Yes 53% 1.3*** 1.1 1.4
Being concerned about having LB
 No 33% ref   
 Yes 58% 2.0*** 1.8 2.3
Thinking tick bites can have health consequences
 No 7% ref   
 Yes 44% 5.5*** 3.7 8.2
  1. *** p < 0.001; ** p < 0.01; * p < 0.05. aOR: adjusted odds ratio. 95% CI: 95% Confidence interval