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Table 3 Characteristics of potential human exposures to rabies by age group and percentage of the total in each group, Nunavik 2008–2017

From: Epidemiology of human exposure to rabies in Nunavik: incidence, the role of dog bites and their context, and victim profiles

VariablesAge groups
Total[0–4][5-14][15-34][35+]NA
n%n%n%n%n%n%
Sex
 Male19861.91653.35650.98473.74167.2220.0
 Female12037.51446.75449.13026.32032.8140.0
 NA20.600000000240.0
Exposure type
 Bite24476.22686.68173.68776.34675.4480.0
 Percutaneous82.50054.521.811.600
 Mucous16526.743.687.023.300
 NA5216.226.72018.21714.91219.7120.0
Exposure site
 Disseminated154.726.743.632.669.800
 Lower limbs6720.9516.72421.82219.31626.200
 Upper limbs7724.1620.02421.83631.61118.000
 Head and neck3210723.31513.687.023.300
 Trunk30.913.310.900.011.600
 NA12639.4930.04238.24539.52541.05100
Animal type
 Dog29391.63010010292.710188.65590.25100
 Other237.20054.51210.569.800
 NA41.20032.710.90000
PEP
 Recommended9930.9723.32724.53429.82845.9360.0
 Not recommended13341.61653.34137.35649.12032.800
 NA8827.5723.34238.22421.11321.3240.0
Exposure season
 Winter6520.3310.02522.72421.11118.0240.0
 Spring8025930.02522.73026.31626.200
 Summer9329.11136.73330.03429.81423.0120.0
 Autumn8125.3620.02724.52622.82032.8240.0
 NA10.313.300000000
Exposure day
 Weekday23774.11963.38577.38776.34268.9480.0
 Weekend8325.91136.72522.72723.71931.1120.0
 NA000000000000
Animal test result
 Positive154.713.321.8108.823.300
 Negative21065.61963.37265.57464.94167.2480
 NA8927.81033.33330.02824.61727.9120
 N/App61.90032.721.811.600
Exposure circumstancesa
 Play/ communication2617.1743.81221.8510.213.6125.0
 Reaction5938.8531.21629.12551.01242.9125.0
 Aggression/ predation106.6212.535.512.0414.300
 Inconclusive5133.616.22443.61632.71035.700
 N/App63.916.20024.113.6250.0
  1. aCases including dogs only (N= 152)