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Volume 27, Number 2—February 2021

Emergence of Lyme Disease on Treeless Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Caroline MillinsComments to Author , Walter Leo, Isabell MacInnes, Johanne Ferguson, Graham Charlesworth, Donald Nayar, Reece Davison, Jonathan Yardley, Elizabeth Kilbride, Selene Huntley, Lucy Gilbert, Mafalda Viana, Paul Johnson, and Roman Biek
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (C. Millins); University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (C. Millins, W. Leo, D. Nayar, R. Davison, J. Yardley, L. Gilbert, M. Viana, P. Johnson, E. Kilbride, R. Biek); National Health Service Western Isles, Benbecula, Scotland, UK (I. MacInnes); Scottish Natural Heritage, South Uist, Scotland, UK (J. Ferguson); Southern Isles Veterinary Practice, Benbecula (G. Charlesworth); Heb Insights, North Uist, Scotland, UK (S. Huntley)

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Table 2

Best fit general linear model of factors affecting risk for tick bite exposure in residents of the Western Isles, Scotland, UK, 2018–2019

Variable Estimate SE p value* Odds ratio (95% CI)
Island <0.01
South Uist Referent
North Uist 0.11 0.31 1.12 (0.61–2.07)
Benbecula –0.85 0.48 0.43 (0.16–1.05)
Barra 0.01 0.42 1.01 (0.43–2.30)

0.32 (0.16–0.61)
Age, y 0.01
18–30 Referent
30–60 0.76 0.48 2.14 (0.90–5.97)

3.88 (1.50–11.48)
Outdoor activity 0.02
Less than most days Referent
Most days 0.66 0.29 1.94 (1.12–3.49)

*p value determined from likelihood ratio tests of removing each variable from the best-fit model.

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