Table 1

 Age standardised morbidity ratio (SMR) of injuries caused by dogs and cats

Population by sexAnimal causing injuryNo of cases observedNo of cases expectedSMR95% CIχ2
202 408 (Female)Dog288
177 419 (Male)Dog377841.51.3–1.720.5 (p<0.0001)
202 408 (Female)Cat149632.42.1–2.6118.6 (p<0.0001)
177 419 (Male)Cat55