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Table 2 Sample sizes and incident percentages for age categories, anatomical bite locations, and triggers for biting

From: Dog bite injuries to humans and the use of breed-specific legislation: a comparison of bites from legislated and non-legislated dog breeds

Age (years) Non-Legislated Legislated Bite location Non-Legislated Legislated Trigger for bite Non-Legislated Legislated
n (%)a n (%)a n (%)a n (%)a n (%)a n (%)a
0–14 36(36) 20(50) Hand/lower arm 40(40) 15(37.5) Do not know 22(22) 14(35)
15–29 23(23) 9(22.5) Lower leg/ft/ankle 28 (28) 6(15) Dog was angry 8(8) 7(17.5)
30–44 22(22) 7(17.5) Upper leg/torso 16(16) 10(25) Dog was afraid 16(16) 1(2.5)
45–59 17(17) 4(10) Neck/head/face 13(13) 5(12.5) Dog was guarding its home 11(11) 6(15)
60–74 1(1) 0 Multiple locations 1(1) 4(10) Dog was guarding an object 13(13) 1(2.5)
75–99 1(1) 0 Upper arm/shoulder 2(2) 0 Dog was fighting with another dog 8(8) 1(2.5)
       Dog was playing 8(8) 1(2.5)
Dog was in pain 6(6) 1(2.5)
Security dog carrying out duties 1(1) 3(7.5)
Dog was chasing (predatory behaviour) 1(1) 0
Multiple reasons 6(6) 2(5)
Dog was instructed to attack 0 1(2.5)
Dog was guarding puppies 0 2(5)
  1. aOnly valid responses are used for analyses, therefore totals may not add to total sample size (N = 140)