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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008


Household Responses to School Closure Resulting from Outbreak of Influenza B, North Carolina

April J. Johnson*Comments to Author , Zack S. Moore*†, Paul J. Edelson*, Lynda Kinnane‡, Megan Davies*†, David K. Shay*, Amanda Balish*, Meg McCarron*, Lenee Blanton*, Lyn Finelli*, Francisco Averhoff*, Joseph Bresee*, Jeffrey Engel†, and Anthony Fiore*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; ‡Toe River Health District, Burnsville, North Carolina, USA;

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Table 1

Characteristics of children and households surveyed, Yancey County, North Carolina, 2006*

Characteristic Value
Households (N = 220)
Single-adult home 37 (17)
Two-adult home 145 (66)
Three- or four-adult home 38 (17)
Children in home receive free/reduced-cost 
 lunch† (n = 212) 87 (41)
All adults employed outside the home
118 (54)
Children (N = 355)
Male 177 (50)
White, non-Hispanic 344 (97)
Median age, y (range) 12 (5–19)

*Values are no. (%) unless otherwise indicated.
†Free and reduced-cost lunches provided through the National School Lunch Program.

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