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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 2

Distribution of Fort Collins and Loveland residents by outcome, Larimer County West Nile Virus survey, Colorado, 2003

Outcome*Fort Collins (n = 424)
44.3%, no (%)Loveland (n = 533)
55.7%, no. (%)Total (N = 957)
100.0%, no. (%)
DEET use
  Sometimes/nearly always/always271 (63.9)298 (55.9)569 (59.5)†
  Seldom/never147 (34.7)223 (41.8)370 (38.6)†
  Unknown1 (1.4)12 (2.3)18 (1.9)
Drain water
  Yes192 (45.3)213 (39.9)405 (42.3)
  No67 (15.8)92 (17.2)159 (16.6)
  Not applicable165 (38.9)227 (42.8)393 (41.0)
  Unknown0 (0.0)1 (0.1)1 (0.1)
Dress (long sleeves and pants)
  Sometimes/nearly always/always100 (23.6)141 (26.5)241 (25.2)
  Seldom/never134 (31.6)186 (34.9)320 (33.4)
  Unknown190 (44.8)206 (38.6)396 (41.4)
Dusk to dawn, weekends
  ≤2 h outside191 (45.0)200 (37.5)391 (40.8)†
  3–40 h outside174 (41.0)234 (44.0)408 (42.6)
  Unknown59 (14.0)99 (18.5)158 (16.6)
Dusk to dawn, weekdays
  ≤5 h outside261 (61.6)279 (52.4)540 (56.4)†
  6–60 h outside136 (32.0)202 (38.0)338 (35.3)
  Unknown27 (6.4)52 (9.6)79 (8.3)

*DEET, N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide.
†Statistically significant differences by Z test (p<0.05).

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