Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
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 S. 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;

Main Article

Table 4

Employment and childcare status of adults and households during school closure, Yancey County, North Carolina, 2006*

Characteristic Value
Adults employed outside home (N = 438)
315 (72)
Occupations of those employed outside home (N = 315)
Healthcare 35 (11)
Education 36 (11)
27 (9)
No. homes where all adults in home employed (N = 220) 118 (54)
Adults who can work from home (in homes where all adults in the house work outside the home, N = 218)
39 (18)
Missed worked from Oct 23 through Nov 15 (N = 315) 76 (24)
Median no. days missed (range)
3 (1–14)
Reason for missed work (N = 76)
Own illness 36 (47)
Had to take care of ill family members 18 (24)
School closure
14 (18)
Childcare (N = 220)
Someone home during the day who could provide childcare 167 (76)
Had to make special arrangements 22 (10)
Child had to spend >1 nights away from home for childcare purposes 7 (3)
Had to spend extra money for childcare 2 (1)

*Values are no. (%) unless otherwise indicated.

Main Article

Page created: July 12, 2010
Page updated: July 12, 2010
Page reviewed: July 12, 2010
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.