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Hospital admissions for dog bites show a regional bias

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FIGURES released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) last month suggest that hospital admissions for dog bites and strikes are three times as high among people living in the most deprived areas of England as in the least deprived areas.

According to the HSCIC, the figures show that, in the 12 months to January 2014, the rate of hospital admissions for dog bites and strikes among people living in the 10 per cent most deprived areas was 24.1 per 100,000 (1240 admissions) compared with 8.1 per 100,000 (428 admissions) in the 10 per cent least deprived areas. …

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