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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007

Research

Behavioral Risks for West Nile Virus Disease, Northern Colorado, 2003

Indira B. Gujral*Comments to Author , Emily C. Zielinski-Gutierrez†, Adrienne LeBailly*, and Roger Nasci†
Author affiliations: *Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA;

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Table 1

Distribution of Fort Collins and Loveland residents by selected characteristic (potential risk factor), Larimer County West Nile Virus survey, Colorado, 2003

CharacteristicFort Collins (n = 424)
44.3%, no. (%)Loveland (n = 533)
55.7%, no. (%)Total (N = 957)
100.0%, no. (%)
Sex
  Male166 (39.1)249 (46.7)415 (43.4)*
  Female258 (60.9)284 (53.3)542 (56.6)*
Age group, y
  18–44212 (50.0)204 (38.3)416 (43.5)*
  ≥45212 (50.0)325 (60.9)537 (56.1)*
  Unknown04 (0.8)4 (0.4)
Ethnicity
  Non-Hispanic392 (92.5)498 (93.4)890 (93.0)
  Hispanic32 (7.5)30 (5.7)62 (6.4)
  Unknown05 (0.9)5 (0.6)
Income, US $
  <25,00072 (16.9)106 (19.8)178 (18.7)
  25,000–50,000121 (28.8)159 (29.8)280 (29.2)
  >50,000195 (45.9)207 (38.8)402 (42.0)*
  Unknown36 (8.4)61 (11.6)97 (10.1)
Education
  High school diploma or less89 (21.0)174 (32.8)263 (27.5)*
  College†332 (78.3)356 (66.7)688 (71.9)*
  Unknown3 (0.7)3 (0.5)6 (0.6)
Air-conditioner, swamp cooler, or both, in home
  Yes296 (69.8)420 (78.8)716 (74.8)*
  No128 (30.2)113 (21.2)241 (25.2)*
Risk perception
  Very worried60 (14.1)68 (12.8)128 (13.4)
  Somewhat worried229 (54.0)287 (53.8)516 (53.9)
  Not worried134 (31.6)177 (33.2)311 (33.0)
  Unknown1 (0.2)1 (0.2)2 (0.2)
Knowledge of mosquito control program
  Yes332 (78.3)408 (76.5)740 (77.3)
  No and did not know92 (21.7)125 (23.5)217 (22.7)

*Statistically significant differences by Z test (p<0.05)
†College: some college, college degree, some graduate school, or graduate degree.

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