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Table 3 Dog densities calculated from six surveyed communities KZN 2009–2011

From: Characteristics of owned dogs in rabies endemic KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

  Rural Urban Peri-urban
St. Chad’s Ixopo Pongola Umlazi Esikhawini Wembezi
aHH Interviewed 357 342 346 334 318 300
%aDOHH 52% 64% 45% 12% 15% 39%
Persons/HH 7.42 7.4 8.56 6.34 5.54 5.91
Total Dogs 467 473 412 69 77 296
Dogs/HH 1.31 1.39 1.19 0.21 0.24 0.99
Dogs/DOHH 2.54 2.16 2.64 1.68 1.64 2.55
Dogs/Person 1:5.7 1:5.4 1:7.2 1:31 1:23 1:6
Dogs/Km2 276 9.2 5.2 476 495 324
Estimated Dog Population 2159c 1112c 14,982b 17031b 24,194c 3086c 2916c
Male dogs 261 267 217 37 37 125
Female dogs 170 180 155 28 30 78
Sex ratio M:F 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.6
  1. aHH Household, DOHH Dog owning household; bDog populations calculated for municipality; cDog populations calculated for local area