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Table 3 Association of selected factors/characteristics of the respondents and being bitten by ticks in Caquba and Lucingweni in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on African tick bite fever of rural livestock communities living in a livestock-wildlife interface area in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Factor Number of respondents Bitten by ticks (%) P-value
Locality
 Caquba 22 21 (95.5) < 0.001*
 Lucingweni 15 2 (13.3)
Sex
 Male 21 15 (71.4) 0.183
 Female 16 8 (50.0)
Age
 18–25 5 1 (20.0) 0.082a
 26–45 17 12 (70.6)
 46–65 11 6 (54.5)
 66 and above 4 4 (100)
Level of education
 Primary and below 16 11 (68.8) 0.471
 Secondary and above 21 12 (57.1)
Day to day activities
 Primarily indoors 27 16 (59.3) 0.710a
 Primarily outdoors 10 7 (70.0)
  1. aFisher exact, Asterisk (*) denotes significance at P < 0.05