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Table 1 Characteristics of the 905 patients and family households, according to PEP compliance

From: Human rabies post exposure prophylaxis at the Pasteur Institute of Dakar, Senegal: trends and risk factors

  Total cohort N = 905 No PEP N = 65 Partial PEP N = 347 Complete PEP N = 493
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Patient’s characteristics
 Male 605 (66.8) 50 (76.9) 240 (69.2) 315 (63.9)
 Age, years (median, [range]) 17 [1.2–80] 16 [2–61.5] 17 [1.5–80] 18 [1.2–78]
  ≤ 15 years of age 418 (46.2) 30 (46.2) 165 (47.6) 223 (45.2)
Senegalese nationality 848 (93.7) 63 (96.9) 328 (94.5) 457 (92.7)
Patient’s household characteristics
 High education levela of the patient or family head 517 (57.4) 32 (49.2) 177 (51.0) 308 (63.0)
 Patient or family head without job 160 (17.8) 12 (18.5) 52 (15.1) 96 (19.6)
 Dogs ownership 225 (24.9) 10 (15.4) 88 (25.4) 127 (25.8)
  1. N total number of individuals, n number of individuals in the specified category, % 100*n/N
  2. a: The education level was considered as high if the patient or the family head graduated from the secondary school or studied at an Arabic school for more than 5 years or studied at the university at least one year