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Table 4 Respondent* & household^ lawn care awareness and practices, City of Toronto, 2003-2009 All households (n, %).

From: Municipal bylaw to reduce cosmetic/non-essential pesticide use on household lawns - a policy implementation evaluation

Lawn Care Awareness & Practices Gardening Season Totals
(n = 4901)
  2003
(n = 608)
2004
(n = 609)
2005
(n = 1440)
2006
(n = 777)
2007
(n = 620)
2008
(n = 847)
 
Aware of pesticide bylaw*†(wgtd counts, wgtd %) NA NA (n = 1452) (n = 794) (n = 614) (n = 825) (n = 3684)
   Yes    734 (50.6%) 520 (65.4%) 415 (67.8%) 570 (69.2%) 2239 (60.8%)
   No    133 (9.2%) 80 (10.1%) 48 (7.8%) 75 (9.1%) 335 (9.1%)
   Missing, Don't Know, Refused    585 (40.3%) 195 (24.5%) 151 (24.6%) 179 (21.8%) 1110 (30.1%)
  1. † Question pestby_1 from Pesticide Awareness Module in RRFSS. Some communities have bylaws that limit the outdoor use of pesticides, some are thinking about it and others do not. Do you think that "Name of Health Unit inserted here" currently has a bylaw that limits the outdoor use of pesticides?