Epidemiology of hospitalizations resulting from dog bites in California, 1991-1998

Katherine A. Feldman, Roger Trent, Michele T Jay-Russell

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Abstract

We used population-based hospital discharge data to describe hospitalizations resulting from dog bites in California from 1991 through 1998, when there were 6676 such hospitalizations (average 835 per year; range 732 to 930), and the annual cumulative incidence for all ages was 2.6 per 100 000. Children had more than twice the risk of adults, and Asians had lower rates than Whites. Children aged 0 to 9 years were more likely to suffer wounds to the head and face.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1940-1941
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume94
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Feldman, K. A., Trent, R., & Jay-Russell, M. T. (2004). Epidemiology of hospitalizations resulting from dog bites in California, 1991-1998. American Journal of Public Health, 94(11), 1940-1941.