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Table 5 Sample sizes and incident percentages for type of bite and medical treatment required

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

Type of bite Non-Legislated Legislated Medical treatment required Non-legislated Legislated
n (%)a n (%)a n (%)a n (%)a
Level 2 23(23) 9(22.5) No treatment/at home treatment 47(47) 12(30)
Level 3 47(47) 22(55) GP visit/antibiotics/tetanus shot 28(28) 17(42.5)
Level 4 25(25) 6(15) Stitches/staples/glue/regular wound dressing 21(21) 11(27.5)
Level 5 5(5) 3(7.5) Serious medical treatment/surgery/fractures/repeat hospital visits 4(4) 0
  1. aOnly valid responses are used for analyses, therefore totals may not add to total sample size (N = 140)