Dog bite occurrence in northern Indigenous communities.

Dog bite occurrence in northern Indigenous communities.

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The relationship between northern Indigenous people and dogs has evolved over the past years alongside events such as colonization, settlement, proliferation of snowmobiling and other socio-cultural and environmental changes. These changes have had negative impacts on this relationship, and with the endemic presence of arctic fox rabies, dog bites...

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... main data sources were used to estimate dog bite occurrence: (1) dog bites as reported by local, regional or national health authorities (based on health records) and (2) dog bites as reported by study participants (self-reported bites) (see Table 2). ...
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... to the studies based on health records, annual occurrence in northern Indigenous communities ranges from 0.61 to 59.6/10,000 inhabitants, whereas surveys suggest that dog bites could affect 27-62.9% of the population in those regions during their lifetime ( Table 2). Some studies (3/8) compared dog bite occurrence between northern Indigenous population and others, and only two of those have statistically tested the difference ( Table 3). ...