How does the prevalence of animal bites vary by sex?

Updated: Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Alisha Perkins Garth, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Women are more frequently bitten by cats, whereas men are more often bitten by dogs (despite being "man's best friend"). [13] For dog bites specifically, men comprise a higher percentage of those presenting to the emergency department (110.4 versus 97.8 visits/100,000), but the sexes are nearly equal for those admitted to the hospital. [3]


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