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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Dispatch

Duck Hunters’ Perceptions of Risk for Avian Influenza, Georgia, USA

Hope DishmanComments to Author , David Stallknecht, and Dana Cole1
Author affiliations: Georgia Department of Community Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (H. Dishman, D. Cole); University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA (D. Stallknecht, D. Cole)

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Table 2

Duck hunter experience and exposure to avian influenza (H5N1), Georgia, USA, November 17, 2007–March 27, 2008

Hunters Years of hunting, no. (%) hunters, n = 189
Exposure, mean (range)
1 2–5 6–10 >10 Hunts/y, 
n = 191* Harvests/y, 
n = 188† Ducks sent to taxidermist in past 5 y, n = 108‡
All 9 (5) 42 (22) 51 (27) 87 (46) 14.8 (1–60) 26.2 (1–240) 5.6 (1–60)
Hunted <10 y 9 (9) 42 (41) 51 (50) 0 13.4 (1–60) 24.3 (1–240) 5.6 (1–60)
Hunted >10 y 0 0 0 87 (100) 16.5 (2–60) 28.3 (2–200) 5.6 (1–30)

*Differences in mean values, calculated by Mann-Whitney U test, were –3.2 (p = 0.03).
†Differences in mean values, calculated by Mann-Whitney U test, were –4.0 (p = 0.08).
‡Differences in mean values, calculated by Mann-Whitney U test, were 0.01 (p = 0.03).

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1Current affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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