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Dog Bite Health Burden in Alaska Communities, 2002-2012

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dc.contributor.author Vinnikova, Marina
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-07T21:54:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-07T21:54:02Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/4351
dc.description Presented to the Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.abstract Dog bite injuries and fatalities are major public health problems nationwide. Alaska dog bite hospitalization rates are consistently higher than national rates, indicating that a health disparity exists. In Alaska dog bite injuries are inconsistently recorded and are not centrally reported. The objective of this study was to characterize dog bite injuries and victims in Alaskan communities for 2002-2012. A cross sectional study design was used in this first attempt to consolidate and analyze scattered statewide data regarding dog bites. Results showed that the vast majority of dog bites in Alaska went unreported, and confirmed previous research that the Alaska Native population and children aged 0-9 were disproportionately affected. This study was intended to provide an update of this public health problem for the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Section of Epidemiology and to improve public and stakeholder knowledge. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Title Page / Abstract / Table of Contents / List of Figures / List of Tables / List of Appendices / Acknowledgements / Introduction / Literature Review / Research Methods / Results and Discussion / Conclusions and Recommendations / References / Appendices en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.title Dog Bite Health Burden in Alaska Communities, 2002-2012 en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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