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Table 2 Demographic and epidemiological characteristics of patients (n = 853)

From: Predictive determinants of scorpion stings in a tropical zone of south Iran: use of mixed seasonal autoregressive moving average model

  Subgroup Male (n = 469) Female (n = 384) Total (%)
Number (%) Number (%)
Demographic variables
 Region of occurrence Rural 322 (64.9) 273 (71.1) 595 (69.8)
Urban 147 (35.1) 111 (28.9) 258 (30.2)
 Age of victims (years) 1–9 93 (19.8) 75 (19.5) 168 (19.7)
10–19 58 (12.4) 53 (13.8) 111 (13.0)
20–29 112 (23.9) 74 (19.3) 186 (21.8)
30–39 75 (16.0) 53 (13.8) 128 (15.0)
40–49 42 (9.0) 51 (13.3) 93 (10.9)
>50 89 (18.9) 78 (20.3) 167 (19.6)
 Profession of the victim Housewife 0 (0.0) 257 (66.9) 257 (30.2)
Student 55 (11.7) 40 (10.4) 95 (11.1)
Employee 28 (6.0) 6 (1.6) 34 (4.0)
Unemployed and farmers 386 (82.3) 81 (21.1) 467 (54.7)
Epidemiological variables
 Anatomical region of the sting Hand 225 (48.0) 146 (38.0) 371 (43.5)
Leg 160 (34.1) 161 (41.9) 321 (37.7)
Trunk 58 (12.4) 53 (13.8) 111 (13.0)
Neck 26 (5.5) 24 (6.3) 50 (5.8)
 Previous history of venomous sting/bite Snake bite 11 (2.3) 3 (0.8) 14 (1.6)
Scorpion sting 204 (43.5) 167 (43.5) 371 (43.4)
Unknown 254 (54.2) 214 (55.7) 468 (55.0)
 Time (h) elapsed between accident and medical assistance < 3 353 (75.3) 278 (72.4) 631 (74.1)
3–6 61 (13.0) 53 (13.8) 114 (13.3)
> 6 55 (11.7) 53 (13.8) 108 (12.6)
 Location of sting occurrence Indoors 210 (44.8) 248 (64.6) 458 (53.7)
Outdoors 176 (37.5) 87 (22.7) 263 (30.9)
Unknown 83 (17.7) 49 (12.7) 132 (15.4)
 Time of sting 0–6 132 (28.1) 117 (30.5) 249 (29.2)
6–12 93 (19.8) 70 (18.2) 163 (19.1)
12–18 60 (12.8) 48 (12.5) 108 (12.6)
18–24 81 (17.4) 69 (18.0) 150 (17.6)
Unknown 103 (21.9) 80 (20.8) 183 (21.5)
 Color of scorpion Yellow 363 (77.4) 300 (78.1) 663 (77.8)
Black 57 (12.2) 46 (12.0) 103 (12.1)
Unknown 49 (10.4) 38 (9.9) 87 (10.1)