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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006

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Pasture Types and Echinococcus multilocularis, Tibetan Communities

Qian Wang*Comments to Author , Dominique A. Vuitton†, Yongfu Xiao*, Christine M. Budke‡, Maiza Campos-Ponce§, Peter M. Schantz¶, Francis Raoul†, Wen Yang*, Philip S. Craig#, and Patrick Giraudoux†
Author affiliations: *Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China; †University of Franche-Comte, Besançon, France; ‡Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA; §Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; #University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

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Table 2

Relationship between surface of fenced pastures and densities of small mammal burrows in open pastures*

Characteristic Valley Flat land Piedmont Valley entrance
No. observations 490 126 147 130
Correlation coefficient 0.382 0.312 0.471 0.296
p (2-tailed) <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.001

*Spearman correlations.

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