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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

Baylisascaris procyonis Roundworm Seroprevalence among Wildlife Rehabilitators, United States and Canada, 2012–2015

Sarah G.H. SappComments to Author , Lisa N. Rascoe, Patricia P. Wilkins, Sukwan Handali, Elizabeth B. Gray, Mark L. Eberhard, Dana M. Woodhall, Susan P. Montgomery, Karen L. Bailey, Emily W. Lankau1, and Michael J. Yabsley
Author affiliations: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA (S.G.H. Sapp, K.L. Bailey, E.W. Lankau, M.J. Yabsley); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L.N. Rascoe, P.P. Wilkins, S. Handali, E.B. Gray, M. Eberhard, D.M. Woodhall, S.P. Montgomery); Kentucky Wildlife Center, Lexington, Kentucky, USA (K.L. Bailey)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants in a study of Baylisascaris procyonis roundworm seroprevalence among wildlife rehabilitators, United States and Canada, 2012–2015

Variable No. (%) respondents, N = 347 No. (%) seropositive
Female 299 (86.2) 21 (7.0)
48 (13.8)
3 (6.3)
Asian 6 (1.7) 0
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.3) 0
Black or African American 1 (0.3) 0
White 327 (94.2) 23 (7.0)
Other 2 (0.6) 0
10 (2.9)
1 (10.0)
Hispanic 5 (1.4) 0
Not Hispanic 315 (90.8) 19 (6.0)
Declined to state
27 (7.8)
5 (18.5)
Geographic region of rehabilitation activities*
Northeastern 106 (30.5) 4 (3.8)
Midwestern 74 (21.3) 8 (10.8)
Central 23 (6.6) 0
Southern 110 (31.7) 5 (4.5)
Western 34 (9.8) 7 (20.6)

*Geographic regions are defined as follows: Northeastern: Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, USA, and Quebec Province, Canada; Midwestern: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin , USA, and Manitoba and Ontario Provinces, Canada; Central: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and Alberta, Province, Canada; Southern: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, USA; and Western: California, Oregon, and Washington, USA, and British Columbia Province, Canada.

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1Current affiliation: Ronin Institute, Montclair, New Jersey, USA.

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