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Table 2 Parameter estimates for number of I. ricinus ticks (sum of larvae, nymphs and adults) on different body parts of badger, red fox and roe deer in Norway

From: Tick infestation on medium–large-sized mammalian hosts: are all equally suitable to Ixodes ricinus adults?

Parameter Estimate SE z P
Intercept −2.702 0.343 −7.88  < 0.001
Back 1.014 0.255 3.98  < 0.001
Belly 0.889 0.207 4.30  < 0.001
Head 1.323 0.207 6.38  < 0.001
Neck 1.565 0.247 6.35  < 0.001
Fox 1.629 0.467 3.49  < 0.001
Roe deer 3.905 0.419 9.32  < 0.001
Young −0.898 0.370 −2.42 0.015
Unknown age category −0.379 0.356 −1.06 0.287
  1. Baseline was badger for species, adults for age category and leg for body part. The model is a mixed-effects negative binomial regression. There was a random effect for individual ID to account for repeated sampling