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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Letter

West Nile Virus Knowledge among Hispanics, San Diego County, California, USA, 2006

Jeffrey W. BethelComments to Author  and Stephen H. Waterman
Author affiliations: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA (J.W. Bethel); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S.H. Waterman)

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Awareness of West Nile virus and PPB among survey respondents, San Diego County, California, USA, 2006*

Characteristic
WNV awareness, no. (%), n = 226
p value†
PPB use, no. (%), n = 149
p value†
Overall 149 (66.2) 62 (41.6)
Age, yठ0.026 0.188
18–29 37 (55.2) 14 (38.9)
30–44 52 (65.0) 26 (50.0)
45–64 40 (83.3) 17 (42.5)
>65
20 (66.7)

5 (23.8)

Education, y 0.048 0.926
<12 121 (64.7) 50 (41.3)
>12
26 (81.3)

11 (42.3)

Preferred language for interview 0.004 0.249
Spanish 120 (62.2) 47 (39.2)
English
29 (90.6)

15 (51.7)

Country of birth 0.158 0.104
United States 36 (76.6) 19 (54.3)
Other
113 (63.5)

43 (37.7)

Years in United States 0.004 0.183
<5 9 (34.6) 5 (55.6)
>5
104 (68.4)

38 (36.2)

Gender 0.602 0.042
M 49 (63.6) 15 (30.6)
F
100 (67.6)

47 (47.0)

Region¶ 0.018 0.151
Northern 20 (48.8) 5 (25.0)
Central 34 (64.2) 11 (31.4)
Southern 95 (72.5) 46 (48.9)

*WNV, West Nile virus; PPB, personal protective behavior.
†Proportions were compared by using the χ2 test.
‡Awareness: 18–29 vs. 45–64, p = 0.003; 30–44 vs. 45–64, p = 0.064; 45–64 vs. >65, p = 0.089; other comparisons are nonsignificant.
§Adoption of PPB: 30–44 vs. >65, p = 0.045; other comparisons are nonsignificant.
¶Awareness: northern region vs. southern region 3, p = 0.033; other comparisons are nonsignificant.

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