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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Dispatch

Owner Valuation of Rabies Vaccination of Dogs, Chad

Salome Dürr, Martin I. Meltzer, Rolande Mindekem, and Jakob ZinsstagComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland (S. Dürr, J. Zinsstag); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.I. Meltzer); Centre de Support en Santé International, N’Djaména, Chad (R. Mindekem);

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Table

Characteristics of 356 persons interviewed and their households, N’Djaména, Chad, 2006

Characteristic No. (%)
No. persons/household
1–10 230 (65)
11–20 107 (30)
21–30 10 (3)
30–35 1 (0)
Unknown
8 (2)
Gender of persons interviewed*
Female 165 (46)
Male 190 (53)
Unknown
1 (1)
No. animals/household
Dogs
0 7 (2)
1 278 (78)
2 65 (18)
3 6 (2)
Cats
0 341 (96)
1 14 (4)
2 1 (0)
Monkeys
0 346 (97)
1
10 (3)
Age of animals, y
<1 101 (22)
1–<3 155 (34)
3–<6 134 (30)
>6 48 (11)
Unknown 12 (3)
Average
3.37
Sex of animals
Male 346 (77)
Female 101 (22)
Unknown
3 (1)
Animals vaccinated >1 time
Yes 314 (70)
Within past year† 197 (44)
Vaccinated during a campaign 121 (27)
No 132 (29)
Unknown 4 (1)

*Mean age of persons interviewed 33.7 y (range 13–80 y).
†Confirmed by inspection of certificate of vaccination.

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