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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants separated by the number of tick bites

From: Tick bites in different professions and regions: pooled cross-sectional study in the focus area Bavaria, Germany

  Total
(n = 3503)
Tick bite
(n = 2466)
< 5 bites
(n = 1319)
5–10 bites
(n = 435)
> 10 bites
(n = 347)
Missing
(n = 365)
Gender
 Female 1892 (54.0%) 1334 (70.5%) 739 (56.0%) 238 (54.7%) 161 (46.4%) 196 (53.7%)
 Male 1601 (45.7%) 1125 (70.3%) 574 (43.5%) 196 (45.1%) 186 (53.6%) 169 (46.3%)
Missing 10 (0.3%) 7 (70,0%) 6 (0.5%) 1 (0.2%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Age
 18–34 years 629 (18.0%) 443 (70.4%) 294 (22.3%) 81 (18.6%) 31 (8.9%) 37 (10.1%)
 35–44 years 386 (11.0%) 258 (66.8%) 160 (12.1%) 48 (11.0%) 27 (7.8%) 23 (6.3%)
 45–54 years 859 (24.5%) 615 (71.6.%) 335 (25.4%) 113 (26.0%) 95 (27.4%) 72 (19.7%)
 55–64 years 944 (26.9%) 659 (69.8%) 300 (22.7%) 116 (26.7%) 122 (35.2%) 121 (33.2%)
  ≥ 65 years 635 (18.1%) 454 (71.5%) 213 (16.1%) 74 (17.0%) 71 (20.5%) 96 (26.3%)
Missing 50 (1.4%) 37 (74.0%) 17 (1.3%) 3 (0.7%) 1 (0.3%) 16 (4.4%)
Profession
 Farmer 1452 (41.5%) 1068 (73.6%) 502 (38.1%) 184 (42.3%) 177 (51.0%) 205 (56.2%)
 Forest worker 49 (1.4%) 42 (85.7%) 15 (1.1%) 12 (2.8%) 10 (2.9%) 5 (1.4%)
 Horticulturist 160 (4.6%) 96 (60.0%) 57 (4.3%) 15 (3.4%) 7 (2.0%) 17 (4.7%)
 Other type of outdoor worker 80 (2.3%) 53 (66.3%) 24 (1.8%) 15 (3.4%) 10 (2.9%) 4 (1.1%)
 Indoor worker 1350 (38.5%) 891 (66.0%) 521 (39.5%) 135 (31.0%) 104 (30.0%) 131 (35.9%)
Not reported 412 (11.8%) 316 (76.7%) 200 (15.2%) 74 (17.0%) 39 (11.2%) 3 (0.8%)
Hours spent outside (summer)
  < 1 h 240 (6.9%) 136 (56.7%) 76 (5.8%) 21 (4.8%) 16 (4.6%) 23 (6.3%)
 1–3 h 862 (21.6%) 620 (71.9%) 371 (28.1%) 115 (26.4%) 66 (19.0%) 68 (18.6%)
  > 3–6 h 1159 (33.1%) 825 (71.2%) 438 (33.2%) 143 (32.9%) 128 (36.9%) 116 (31.8%)
  > 6 h 1242 (35.5%) 885 (71.3%) 434 (32.9%) 156 (35.9%) 137 (39.5%) 158 (43.3%)
Hours spent outside (winter)
  < 1 h 534 (15.2%) 363 (68.0%) 217 (16.5%) 66 (15.2%) 35 (10.1%) 45 (12.3%)
 1–3 h 1522 (43.4%) 1068 (70.2%) 600 (45.5%) 190 (43.7%) 146 (42.1%) 132 (36.2%)
  > 3–6 h 841 (24.0%) 602 (71.6%) 309 (23.4%) 106 (24.4%) 89 (25.6%) 98 (26.8%)
  > 6 h 511 (14.6%) 364 (71.2%) 165 (12.5%) 64 (14.7%) 65 (18.7%) 70 (19,2%)
Not reported 95 (2.7%) 69 (72.6%) 28 (2.1%) 9 (2.1%) 12 (3.5%) 20 (5.5%)
Area types
 Urban area 342 (9.8%) 185 (54.1%) 120 (9.1%) 29 (6.7%) 13 (3.7%) 23 (6.3%)
 Environs 1961 (56.0%) 1417 (72.3%) 722 (54.7%) 274 (63.0%) 216 (62.2%) 205 (56.2%)
 Rural areas 1121 (32.0%) 812 (72.4%) 447 (33.9%) 127 (29.2%) 109 (31.4%) 129 (35.3%)