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Table 1 The demographic characteristics of all the human rabies cases in China (n = 19,806) and in the three affected provinces (Guangxi, Hunan and Guizhou, n = 9,130) from 1996 to 2008

From: Epidemiological investigations of human rabies in China

Categories Nation (%) Three provinces (%)
Sex   
   Male 68.9 69.6
   Female 31.1 30.4
Age   
   <15 25.0 27.1
   15~ 9.3 9.7
   30~ 18.8 18.3
   45~ 25.9 24.2
   60~ 8.3 17.2
   75~ 13.0 3.5
Occupation   
   Peasants 63.4 63.9
   Students 17.3 18.9
   Unattended children 8.4 9.2
   Others 10.9 8.0
Season   
   Spring 19.5 20.4
   Summer 29.5 29.4
   Fall 31.7 30.9
   Winter 19.3 19.4