One in six dog bite admissions are in the North West September 3rd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments One in six dog bite admissions are in the North West New figures for 2012-13 show that one in every six hospital admissions for dog bites or strikes occurred in the North West (17.4 per cent of all admissions for dog bites or strikes or 1,099 admissions). In the 12 months to May 2013 there were 6,334 hospital admissions for dog bites or strikes, a fall of 1.9 per cent from the 12 months to May 2012 where there were 6,454. Today’s report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows that Yorkshire and the Humber had the second highest number of admissions for dog bites or strikes (14.6 per cent or 925 admissions) and admissions were lowest in the South East Coast (3.6 per cent or 229 admissions). The report also covers hospital admissions for bites, strikes and stings from other mammals, non-venomous arthropods, hornets, wasps and bees in addition to dog bites or strikes.The figures show there were 58.3 per cent fewer admissions for stings from hornets, wasps or bees compared to the 12 months to May 2012 (552 compared to 1,324). The figures are from a special topic on bites, strikes and stings due to certain animals and insects presented as part of the monthly provisional Hospital Episode Statistics publication, which shows admissions data broken down by patient demographics, region and type of injury (2). Today’s report shows that in the 12 months to May 2013: Dog bites or strikes were most common in young children with one in six dog bite or strike admissions for a child aged nine years or below (17.1 per cent or 1,080). When the rates per 100,000 of the population are considered dog bite or strike admissions were highest in the North East (21.6) and Yorkshire and the Humber (17.5) and lowest in London (7.4) and the South East Coast (5.1). There was a seasonal divide in admissions due to bites, strikes or stings from non-venomous arthropods, hornets, bees or wasps. The highest number of admissions were in the summer months (2,266 in June to August 2012) and lowest in the winter months (316 in November 2012 to January 2013). Admissions due to dog bites or strikes were also lowest during the winter months. Where bites and strikes from other mammals were concerned rates of admissions per 100,000 of the population were highest in South West (8.7 or 461 admissions) and lowest in London (2.4 or 198 admissions). Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!