Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Results of the Doggone Safe Childhood Dog Bite Survey

Doggone Safe conducted a web survey to get information from adults about childhood dog bites. The primary reason for this was to find out whether child dog bite victims report lasting emotional effects from this childhood trauma.

There were 1,693 responses to the survey. Approximately 55% report having been bitten by a dog as a child. This is consistent with the oft-quoted statistic that half of all children are bitten by a dog.

Approximately 10% of adults who were bitten by a dog as a child report that they have never recovered from the emotional effects of the bite.

We will  publish an analysis and discussion of these data in a future article. For now, here are the results from some of the questions.

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