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Volume 25, Number 6—June 2019

Enhancement of Risk for Lyme Disease by Landscape Connectivity, New York, New York, USA

Meredith C. VanAckerComments to Author , Eliza A.H. Little, Goudarz Molaei, Waheed I. Bajwa, and Maria A. Diuk-Wasser
Author affiliations: Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (M.C. VanAcker, M.A. Diuk-Wasser); Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (E.A.H. Little, G. Molaei); Yale University, New Haven (G. Molaei); New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA (W.I. Bajwa)

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Table 2

Averaged model for Ixodes scapularis tick density in study of enhancement of Lyme disease risk by landscape connectivity, New York, New York, USA*

Variable Coefficient estimate 95% CI RI
Intercept −3.0262 −3.20 to −2.84 NC
Flow centrality, amps 0.4058 0.13 to 0.67 1.00
Tree canopy area in park, m2 0.1821 −0.001 to 0.55 0.65
% Trees† 0.5068 0.27 to 0.73 1.00
% Impervious†‡ 0.0454 −0.13 to 0.38 0.36
% Water† −0.4285 −0.64 to −0.20 1.00
% Soil§ −0.5684 −0.88 to −0.25 1.00

*Values are for 13 parks on Staten Island. If the CI includes 0, there was no significant effect of the covariate on tick density. NC, not considered; RI, relative importance.
†Within 100-m buffer.
‡Buildings, roads, and paved surfaces.
§Within 300-m buffer.

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