Skip to main content

Table 2 Demographics of respondents

From: Prevention of tick bites: an evaluation of a smartphone app

Characteristics Total (N = 554) Non-app user group (N = 311) App user group (N = 243) Odds ratio 95% CI P value
% (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N)
Personal data
 Mean age [years (SD)] 46.6 (13.5) 46.4 (14.1) 46.9 (12.6) .37
 Gender
  Male 36.6 (203/554) 31.5 (98/311) 43.2 (105/243) Ref.
  Female 63.4 (351/554) 68.5 (213/311) 56.8 (138/243) 0.61 0.43–0.86 .005
 Educational level
  Lower education 37.7 (209/554) 38.9 (121/311) 36.2 (88/243) Ref.
  Higher education 62.3 (345/554) 61.1 (190/311) 63.8 (155/243) 1.12 0.79–1.59 .52
 Children (aged 0–17) living at home
  No 66.1 (366/554) 70.7 (220/311) 60.1 (146/243) Ref.
  Yes 33.9 (188/554) 29.3 (91/311) 39.9 (97/243) 1.60 1.13–2.29 .009
Professional data
 Being outdoors professionally
  No 79.6 (441/554) 79.7 (248/311) 79.4 (193/243) Ref.
  Yes 20.4 (113/554) 20.3 (63/311) 20.6 (50/243) 1.02 0.67–1.55 .93
Tick/Lyme experience
 Either they themselves or someone they know has incurred a tick bite
  No 12.5 (69/554) 15.1 (47/311) 9.1 (22/243) Ref.
  Yes 87.5 (485/554) 84.9 (264/311) 90.9 (221/243) 1.79 1.05–3.06 .03
 Having had LB themselves or know someone who has
  No 43.5 (241/554) 43.4 (135/311) 43.6 (106/243) Ref.
  Yes 56.5 (313/554) 56.6 (176/311) 56.4 (137/243) 0.99 0.71–1.39 .96
 Past behavior (checked for tick bites in the past three months)a
  Never 10.3 (56/546) 12.5 (38/304) 7.4 (18/242) Ref.
  Sometimes/always 88.7 (490/546) 87.5 (266/304) 92.6 (224/242) 1.78 0.99–3.20 .05
  1. aEight people indicated not to have been in green areas in the past three months and were therefore not included in the analyses