Table 2

The relationship between bite victims and the dog that bit them, split by victim gender (P=0.228)

Did you know the dog that bit you?Victim gender
No, I did not know the dog previous to this occasion56 (59.6%)39 (48.7%)
Yes, but only briefly (seen on walks and so on)9 (9.6%)7 (9.2%)
Yes, it was a well-known friend’s/family members’ dog13 (13.8%)20 (26.3%)
Yes, it was my own dog16 (17%)12 (15.8%)
Total94 (100%)76 (100%)