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Moghadami M, Poormoghaddam A, Kashfi S M, Rakhshani T, Ebrahimi M R. Epidemiologic Study of Animal bites and Rabies Referring to Rabies Prevention and Treatment Center of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in 2011-2016. J. Hum. Environ. Health Promot. 2017; 2 (4) :226-233
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1- Department of Non Communicable Disease Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
2- Department of Societal Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
3- Department of Research Center for Health Sciences, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
4- Nutrition Research Center, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran.
5- Department of Emergency Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Abstract:   (1698 Views)
Background: The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological characteristics of animal bite during 2011 -2016 years in Jahrom city.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed using data from the Jahrom University of Medical Sciences. For analytical statistics, Chi-square test and multiple regression test were used. SPSS software version 21 was used for statistical analysis.
Results: In total, 2010 people with an average age of 31.4 ±1.7 in the years 2011 to 2016 in the were biting. Of these, 429 were female (21.3%) and 1581 were male (78.7%). The results multiple showed that there was a positive correlation between (animal bites; Beta = 0.05, age; Beta = 0.02, location of ulcer; Beta = 0.01) with animal bites positive and direct correlation with animal bites. Animal type variables (Beta = -0.06), primary measures (Beta = -0.03), gender (Beta = -0.03), nationality (Beta = -0.03), wound size (Beta = -0.02) and location (Beta = 0.05) had a negative correlation with animal bites.
Conclusion: Most cases of biting have been related to dogs, pets and rural areas. Therefore, the vaccination of dogs and cats is essential by preventing dogs from being exposed to humans.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2017/07/19 | Accepted: 2017/09/3 | Published: 2017/09/21

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