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  1. Fulltext. Dog bite incidence in the city of Pittsburgh : A capture-recapture approach.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    The purpose of this study was to estimate the number of dog bite injuries occurring in the city of Pittsburgh in 1993.

    Methods

    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.

    Results

    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.

    Conclusions

    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.