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Table 1 Prevalence of animal bites based on the demographic variables

From: Epidemiological study on animal bite cases referred to Haji Daii health Center in Kermanshah province, Iran during 2013–2017

Variable   Number (%) Test result
Occupation Employee 533 (9.5) X2 = 564
P < 0.001
Self-employed* 1904 (34.0)
Farmer 347 (6.2)
Student 1204 (21.5)
Unemployed 178 (3.2)
Ranchman 87 (1.5)
Housewife 812 (14.5)
Child 310 (5.5)
Retired 161 (2.9)
Soldier 68 (1.2)
location of wound Upper limbs* 2776 (49.5) X2 = 234
P < 0.001
Lower limbs 2666 (47.6)
Both limbs 162 (3.0)
Species Dog* 4032 (72.0) X2 = 481
p < 0.001
Cat 1194 (21.3)
Livestocka 41 (0.7)
Othersb 335 (6.0)
Number of vaccination against rabies Three 4594 (82.0) X2 = 229
P < 0.001
Five 1009 (18.0)
Frequency of animal bite for each Year 2013 1017 (18.1) X2 = 25.2
P < 0.001
2014 1072 (19.1)
2015 1117 (19.9)
2016 1161 (20.7)
2017* 1237 (22.1)
Season Spring* 1600 (28.5) X2 = 73.1
P < 0.001
Summer 1495 (26.7)
Fall 1329 (23.7)
winter 1180 (21.1)
Situation Sudden animal attack* 3302 (58.9) X2 = 778
P < 0.001
Animal stimulation by humans 1021 (18.2)
When feeding the animal 412 (7.3)
When playing with animals 564 (10.1)
When taking care of animal 256 (4.6)
During human rest 48 (0.8)
Location of animal attack Rural 1365 (24.0) X2 = 312
P < 0.001
Urban* 4239 (76.0)
  1. *Based on the post hoc test, it was significantly higher than the others
  2. aIncluding donkey, horse, cow and sheep
  3. bIncluding monkeys, mice, hamster, and other wild animals