The purpose of this study was to estimate the number of dog bite injuries occurring in the city of Pittsburgh in 1993.
The capture-recap-ture method was used, along with log-linear modeling.
Three sources were used to identify victims : hospital reports, animal control reports, and police/victim reports.
In 1993,790 dog bites were reported.
The capture-recap-ture method estimated that there were 1388 unreported dog bites, with an estimated incidence rate of 58.9 per 10 000.
Dog bite is a common but preventable injury.
To improve surveillance, the focus should be on educating the general public about the serious consequences of dog bite injuries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morsure, Chien, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Milieu urbain, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Méthode capture recapture
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bite, Dog, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Trauma, Epidemiology, Human, Urban environment, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, Capture recapture method
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0551116
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 24/03/1998.