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Table 1 Estimated Rates of Dog Bite Injuries Treated in an Emergency Department by Gender and Age Group in the United States: 2005–2018

From: The changing epidemiology of dog bite injuries in the United States, 2005–2018

  Both Sexes Males Females
Age Group Ratea (95% CI) Rate (95% CI) Rate (95% CI)
0 to 4 183.9 (156.4–211.5) n = 515,159 200.7 (169.3–232.0) n = 287,227 166.3 (141.9–1908.) n = 227,784
5 to 9 202.9 (176.2–229.7) n = 573,130 228.4 (198.1–258.7) n = 329,453 176.4 (151.6–201.1) n = 243,655
10 to 14 155.4 (133.8–177.0) n = 451,812 184.4 (158.4–210.5) n = 274,028 125.1 (107.2–143.0) n = 177,784
15 to 19 111.4 (96.2–126.5) n = 335,729 115.4 (99.8–131.1) n = 178,420 107.1 (91.1–123.0) n = 157,309
20 to 44 108.9 (94.6–123.2) n = 1,607,452 110.8 (97.0–124.7) n = 823,362 106.9 (91.6–122.2) n = 784,090
45 to 64 85.4 (72.0–98.9) n = 968,890 80.9 (69.0–92.8)n = 447,302 89.8 (74.4–105.2) n = 521,567
65 and over 58.7 (48.6–68.8) n = 355,358 58.2 (47.3–69.1)n = 153,379 59.0 (49.2–68.9)n = 201,979
  1. aRates are calculated per 100,000 spopulation.
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