Table 1

The rural urban classification of laboratory-confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales (2013–2016) compared with the national census population

CategoryPercentage of English study populationPercentage of Welsh study populationPercentage of 2015 census population
Rural34.3% (n=743)47.8% (n=44)17.9%
Urban65.7% (n=1422)52.2% (n=48)82.1%