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released: 19 Apr 2017 author: AIHW media release

This factsheet reports on hospitalisations that occurred as a result of being bitten or struck by a dog in 2013–14. In 2013–14, 3,644 hospitalised injury cases were due to being bitten by a dog, and 328 cases due to being struck by a dog. Overall, hospitalisations for dog-related injuries were more common in young children aged 0–9 (689 cases, 17%).

ISBN 978-1-76054-097-5; Cat. no. INJCAT 186; 4pp.; Internet only

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AIHW 2017. Dog-related injuries. Cat. no. INJCAT 186. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129559171>.

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