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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 3

Locations visited by schoolchildren when schools were closed, controlled for effect of family, Yancey County, North Carolina, 2006

Location visited (N = 220) No. (%) children
At least 1 public location 195 (89)
Grocery stores 97 (44)
Fast food restaurants 77 (35)
Church services 75 (34)
Mall 42 (19)
Parties or sleepovers 33 (15)
Outside Yancey County 103 (47)

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