Population characteristics and neuter status of cats living in households in the United States.

  title={Population characteristics and neuter status of cats living in households in the United States.},
  author={Karyen Chu and W. McDowell Anderson and Micha Rieser},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={234 8},
OBJECTIVE To gather data on cats living in US households, document their neuter status, and identify demographic characteristics associated with neuter status. DESIGN Cross-sectional, random-digit-dial telephone survey. SAMPLE POPULATION 1,205 adults in the continental United States contacted between April 24, 2007, and May 14, 2007. PROCEDURES Information was gathered by means of computer-assisted telephone interviews. Multivariate logit analysis was used to identify demographic… 

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