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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012


Community Survey after Rabies Outbreaks, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Andrea M. McCollumComments to Author , Jesse D. Blanton, Robert C. Holman, Laura S. Callinan, Steven Baty, Randy Phillips, Michael Callahan, Craig Levy, Ken Komatsu, Rebecca Sunenshine, David L. Bergman, and Charles E. Rupprecht
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.M. McCollum, J.D. Blanton, R.C. Holman, L.S. Callinan, S. Baty, C.E. Rupprecht, R. Sunenshine); Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (S. Baty, C. Levy, K. Komatsu); Coconino County Public Health Services District, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (R. Phillips, M. Callahan); US Department of Agriculture, Phoenix (D.L. Bergman)

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Table 2

Characteristics of households that owned pets, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, 2009

Characteristics No. (%)
Pet owner 684 (65)*
Dog owner 528 (50)*
Dog(s) quarantined for possible rabies exposure 21 (4)
No. dogs currently
Mainly indoor 638 (85)
Mainly outdoor 115 (15)
Total 753 (100)
No. dogs with current rabies vaccination
Mainly indoor 615 (96)†
Mainly outdoor 106 (92)†
Total 721 (96)†
Cat owner 308 (29)*
No. cats currently
Indoor 261 (51)
Outdoor 31 (6)
Indoor/outdoor 218 (43)
Total 510 (100)
No. cats with current rabies vaccination
Indoor 199 (76)†
Outdoor 28 (90)†
Indoor/outdoor 184 (84)†
Total 411 (81)†

*Frequency among all survey respondents (n = 1,058).
†Proportion vaccinated.

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