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Table 2 Characteristics of animal exposure

From: Determinants of health seeking behavior of animal bite victims in rabies endemic South Bhutan: a community-based contact-tracing survey

Variables Number Percent
Types of exposure
 Bites 344 71
 Non-bites 36 7
 Scratches 103 21
Ownership status of animal involved
 Pet dog 215 45
 Pet cat 88 18
 Stray dog 112 23
 Stray cat 30 6
 Livestock (handle/products) 24 5
 Rat bite 10 2
 Wild animal bite 4 1
Exposure circumstances
 Provoke 365 76
 Un-provoke 90 19
 Not applicable (others)a 28 6
WHO exposure category
 Category 1 22 5
 Category 2 136 28
 Category 3 325 67
Bite site (n = 458)
 Head 20 4
 Upper limbs 184 40
 Trunks 17 4
 Lower limbs 237 52
Vaccination status of dog (n = 445)
 Vaccinated 145 33
 Unvaccinated 163 37
 Unknown 137 31
  1. aDairy product consumption and handling of rabid animal/carcasses