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Table 2 Trends of animal bites prevalence (per 100,000) by sex, location of animal attack, and age, during 2013–2017

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

Variables Number (%) Years of study AAPCa P-value
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population    2,227,090 2,382,986 2,549,795 2,728,281 2,819,261   
Sex Male 4277 (76.3) 79.1 85.6 86.8 87.8 95.0 5.0 0.005
Female 1324 (24.0) 25.1 24.2 27.5 30.3 31.0 5.3 0.013
Location of animal attack Rural 1365 (24.0) 52.3 58.5 59.0 60.3 63.7 4.6 0.002
Urban 4239 (76.0) 53.1 46.6 54.3 57.3 63.1 5.0 0.010
Age groups (year) 1–9 599 (11.0) 38.4 43.1 41.6 45.5 37.3 −0.7 0.513
10–19 772 (14.0) 55.5 52.5 53.2 54.0 68.0 5.1 0.115
20–29 1347 (24.0) 62.2 62.4 70.0 70.4 77.0 5.5 0.063
30–39 1050 (19.0) 50.3 53.1 60.4 63.0 64.6 6.4 0.045
40–49 706 (13.0) 49.1 46.8 54.1 62.7 61.6 5.9 0.045
50–59 576 (10.2) 57.4 67.6 62.3 56.1 68.3 4.5 0.434
> 60 568 (10.1) 50.1 66.5 56.4 59.0 66.9 7.5 0.183
Total   5618 52.4 55.2 57.5 59.4 63.4 4.9 < 0.001
  1. aAverage annual percent change