Dog bite-related fatalities from 1979 through 1988.

  title={Dog bite-related fatalities from 1979 through 1988.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Sacks and Richard W. Sattin and S E Bonzo},
  volume={262 11},
By combining data from the National Center for Health Statistics and computerized searching of news stories, we identified 157 dog bite-related fatalities that occurred in the United States from 1979 through 1988. Of the 157 deaths, 70% occurred among children who were less than 10 years of age. The death rate for neonates was almost 370 times that of adults who were 30 to 49 years of age. Pit bull breeds were involved in 42 (41.6%) of 101 deaths where dog breed was reported, almost three times… CONTINUE READING

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