Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(8), 2150-2159; doi:10.3390/ijerph6082150
Article

Door to Door Survey and Community Participation to Implement a New County Mosquito Control Program in Wayne County, North Carolina, USA

1 Wayne County Health Department, Goldsboro, NC 27534, USA 2 East Carolina University, 3403 Belk, Greenville, NC 27858, USA 3 East Carolina University, 3405 Belk, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 June 2009; Accepted: 22 July 2009 / Published: 31 July 2009
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [176 KB, uploaded 31 July 2009 07:17 CEST]
Abstract: Community involvement in mosquito management programs provides more sustainable and effective organization and service. A door to door survey in Wayne County, NC carried out by student volunteers, resulted in 60 household responses. Residents had not previously experienced outreach from the county (88%), and 95% of them thought the student door to door survey was an effective form of outreach. One third of the residents thought mosquitoes were severe where they lived, but only 9% thought they had any containers in their yard that might breed mosquitoes. Only 15% of the residents were concerned about mosquito borne diseases. These responses provide evidence that outreach and education on mosquito control and diseases were necessary steps for future mosquito control community planning.
Keywords: community health; mosquito control; community survey

Article Statistics

Load and display the download statistics.

Citations to this Article

Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Grantham, A.; Anderson, A.L.; Kelley, T. Door to Door Survey and Community Participation to Implement a New County Mosquito Control Program in Wayne County, North Carolina, USA. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2150-2159.

AMA Style

Grantham A, Anderson AL, Kelley T. Door to Door Survey and Community Participation to Implement a New County Mosquito Control Program in Wayne County, North Carolina, USA. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(8):2150-2159.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Grantham, Amanda; Anderson, Alice L.; Kelley, Timothy. 2009. "Door to Door Survey and Community Participation to Implement a New County Mosquito Control Program in Wayne County, North Carolina, USA." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 8: 2150-2159.

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert