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Table 1 Demographic, geographical and climatic characteristics of Latin America study sites

From: Ecological, biological and social dimensions of dengue vector breeding in five urban settings of Latin America: a multi-country study

Country Mexico Colombia Ecuador Brazil Uruguay
Study sites Ciudad Renacimiento Girardot Machala Fortaleza Salto
Total population for study site 48460 132.456 281.500 2.447.409 123.000
Mean 46 population per study area cluster (per season) Dry – wet season 453 (370–542) 416 (313–526) 366 (261–454) 373 (215–479) 399 (364–449) 403 (357–438) 354 (202–454) 355 (202–462) 307 (221–418)
Geographical position 32º43′-14º32′ N 86º42′-118º22′ W 4°18′ 18″ N 74°48′ 06″ W 3.26°S 79.97° W 3°43′01″ S 38°32′35″ W 31º23′S, 57º58′
Average annual temperature (°C) 27.8 (Max 38.7; Min 16.2) 28.0 (Max 38.3; Min 23.2) 25.0 (Max 34; Min 18) 30.0 (Max 27; Min 23) 18.1 (Max 24.1; Min 12.5)
Mean annual relative humidity % 75 61,5 84 90 72
Annual rainfall in 2011 (mm) 1145 530 448 1378 1322
Rainy season(s) May to October March to April and October to November November to April February to May Irregular; potential virus development only from mid November to April