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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Dispatch

West Nile Virus in British Columbia

Michael Aquino*, Murray Fyfe†Comments to Author , Laura MacDougall†, and Valencia Remple†
Author affiliations: *University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; †British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Vancouver, Canada

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Results of modeling reported frequency of personal protective behavior with proportional odds ordinal regressiona

Outcome modeled Significant predictor variables β OR (95% CI) p value
Practicing mosquito avoidance behavior
Perceived barriers to action
–0.77
0.46 (0.35–0.62)
< 0.01
Cues to action
1.08
2.96 ( 2.32–3.77)
< 0.01
Perceived susceptibility
0.48
1.61 ( 1.22–2.12)
< 0.01
Reported frequency of using DEET-based mosquito repellent
Perceived barriers to action
–0.70
0.50 ( 0.31–0.79)
< 0.01
Cues to action
1.19
3.30 ( 2.49–4.38)
< 0.01
Reported frequency of eliminating standing water Perceived barriers to action
–1.25
0.29 ( 0.20–0.42)
< 0.01
Cues to action 1.27 3.56 ( 2.49–5.09) < 0.01

aOR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; DEET, N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide and related compounds.

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