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Volume 17, Number 2—February 2011

Dispatch

School Closures and Student Contact Patterns

Charlotte JacksonComments to Author , Punam Mangtani, Emilia Vynnycky, Katherine Fielding, Aileen Kitching, Huda Mohamed, Anita Roche, and Helen Maguire
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (C. Jackson, P. Mangtani, K. Fielding); Health Protection Agency, London (E. Vynnycky, A. Kitching, A. Roche, H. Maguire); Health Protection Agency, Birmingham, UK (H. Mohamed)

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Visits to public places during open and closure periods of a UK secondary school, June–July 2009. Percentage of students visiting public places >1×/week while the school was open (n = 99–103, depending on the place) and while it was closed (n = 46). Numbers after bars show percentages in each group; p values are from Fisher exact tests comparing the proportions during the open versus closed periods.

Figure 1. Visits to public places during open and closure periods of a UK secondary school, June–July 2009. Percentage of students visiting public places >1×/week while the school was open (n = 99–103, depending on the place) and while it was closed (n = 46). Numbers after bars show percentages in each group; p values are from Fisher exact tests comparing the proportions during the open versus closed periods.

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