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Table 3 Attachment duration (hours) of I. ricinus ticks feeding on men or women

From: Ixodes ricinus ticks removed from humans in Northern Europe: seasonal pattern of infestation, attachment sites and duration of feeding

Intervals of attachment in hours No. (%) of adult females removed from No. (%) of nymphs
removed from
men women men women
0-24 55 (33) 99 (41) 143 (32) 343 (40)
24-48 68 (40) 99 (41) 204 (46) 366 (43)
48-72 19 (11) 26 (11) 74 (17) 117 (13)
72-96 18 (11) 10 (4) 20 (4) 29 (3)
> 96 9 (5) 7 (3) 2 (1) 2 (1)
Total 169 (100) 241 (100) 443 (100) 857 (100)