Lyme Exposure Poll: Please help with my research!

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Donotfear
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   Posted 8/15/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Please vote at the Link Here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Where-Do-People-Contract-Lyme-Disease-A-Research-Poll

I have created a poll to determine where each individual contracted Lyme disease, by state & section of state. 
 
It is anonymous, you only need to vote which state/section of state applies to you or your loved one. You may leave a comment at the end, anonymously. If you have a loved one or friend who you know has the illness, you may vote for them.

I have included the Lyme Facts from the ILADS. You may email the link to your friends. I plan to post on other Lyme forums as well.

(If you want to suggest a forum somewhere, please PM me or forward it on to that forum).

Thank you!

Post Edited (Donotfear) : 8/18/2010 7:37:11 AM (GMT-6)


Traveler
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   Posted 8/16/2010 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I'm probably not the only one here that would want to know what this info would be used for?? and by who??
I would pm you, but you didn't leave an email addy to use.
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Donotfear
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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Since Traveler has asked, I'll tell you that I want to know the answers! My plan is to use the information in a paper, hopefully. I want to prove that Lyme is in every state.

I want my own answers, I don't want to depend on some government backed organization to give me the facts. I want real people involved. I want the truth to be known!!

Simela
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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
If you want to use the info for anything, other than your own curiosity, you have to be careful how you are doing the poll.  From my fuzzy statistics classes, I remember that you have to control for duplicates.  You are doing the oposite here, you are inviting everyone to participate and vote for everyone else. Your results will be biased--this is not how research is conducted.

I do think that a poll would be a good idea, but you are doing it wrong, in my humble opinion.

OneWearyChick
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   Posted 8/17/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
An important issue to your poll that seems to be overlooked is that some people may not live where they contracted lyme, some just don't know. I live in Central Florida (not north or south) and may have gotten it here or any of these states I traveled through w/in a reasonalbe amount of time from first "becoming sick" (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky)
 
Also, fyi for your additional studies, check out UNF, they were doing some interesting lyme studies. One of the most astounding facts I came across was the extrememly high percentage of LIZARDS that tested lyme positive. It is thought lyme comes from several sources; biting flys, mosquitos, etc. not just ticks.  

InfectedinFL
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   Posted 8/17/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Regardless of the accuracy of this poll, I find it very interesting that North Florida is second only to SE PA! So much for no Lyme in Florida
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Tala3
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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I was really surprised at Iowa's numbers...I thought I got it in WI, but maybe I got it right at home.

Donotfear
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   Posted 8/18/2010 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Simela said...
If you want to use the info for anything, other than your own curiosity, you have to be careful how you are doing the poll.  From my fuzzy statistics classes, I remember that you have to control for duplicates.  You are doing the oposite here, you are inviting everyone to participate and vote for everyone else. Your results will be biased--this is not how research is conducted.

I do think that a poll would be a good idea, but you are doing it wrong, in my humble opinion.
Simela:  This is not a poll for any organization. It's for me personally....I'd like to write a research paper on it, hopefully.  It is unofficial....for the people. If I was in a Statistics class, I'd do it differently.  But it's for US, not some government run organization who can chop it up.  That's why I made it the way I did.  Whether it's wrong or right, it's for us.

Donotfear
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   Posted 8/18/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
InfectedinFL said...
Regardless of the accuracy of this poll, I find it very interesting that North Florida is second only to SE PA! So much for no Lyme in Florida
 
Thank you very much for this positive note. Exactly what I want convey.  I was surprised at South Florida!!!

Donotfear
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   Posted 8/18/2010 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
OneWearyChick said...
An important issue to your poll that seems to be overlooked is that some people may not live where they contracted lyme, some just don't know. I live in Central Florida (not north or south) and may have gotten it here or any of these states I traveled through w/in a reasonalbe amount of time from first "becoming sick" (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky)
 
Also, fyi for your additional studies, check out UNF, they were doing some interesting lyme studies. One of the most astounding facts I came across was the extrememly high percentage of LIZARDS that tested lyme positive. It is thought lyme comes from several sources; biting flys, mosquitos, etc. not just ticks.  
 
Yes, OneWearyChick....some folks may not know.  So I left it open....if you want to put where you THINK you got it, do so. If not, you have a choice not to vote. You can leave a comment below.  Thank you , I realize it may be a little vague.  Thank you for bringing this up.

Donotfear
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   Posted 8/18/2010 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Note to those participating:
Please remember I'm not looking for political correctness here. I just want to hear from the people & hopefully find out where they contracted Lyme. Thank you all for your input!

allieann
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   Posted 8/22/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
One son contracted lyme in King City, Calif. The other son contracted lyme in the little Town Of Washington, Calif. on the South Fork of the Yuba river. It is about 30 miles North of Nevada City, Calif. I have known several people who got lyme in the Santa Cruz Mtns. of California.

Donotfear
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   Posted 8/22/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
allieann:
Very interesting information. I've noticed quite a bit of response from Southern CA...I'll just bet there's more there thatn we will ever know!
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