Table 1

Demographics of paediatric dog bite victims stratified by the presence of national COVID-19 public health measures

COVID-19 public health measures absent
(January 2016 to February 2020)
COVID-19 public health measures present
(March 2020 to September 2020)
p value
Sexp=0.68
 Male51.9% (n=393)53.7% (n=87)
 Female48.1% (n=364)46.3% (n=75)
Ageχ² p=0.42
Trend χ² p=0.71
 Infant (<12 months)3.6% (n=27)1.9% (n=3)
 Toddler (1–3 years)26.6% (n=201)26.5% (n=43)
 Early child (4–6 years)21.9% (n=166)27.2% (n=44)
 Middle child (7–12 years)33.4% (n=253)33.3% (n=54)
 Adolescent (13–17 years)14.5% (n=110)11.1% (n=18)
Total757162
Mean number of dog bites per month (95% CI)15.14 (14.09 to 16.25)23.14 (19.78 to 26.92)p<0.001