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Table 2 Characteristics of therapy provided to victims and bite-admission time

From: Fatal snake bites – sociodemography, latency pattern of injuries

Parameter Number (n = 60) Percentage
Medication sought by untrained local therapist/ Quack   
Yes 42 70
No 18 30
Snake identification   
Identified as Cobra 9 15
Identified as Viper 3 5
Unidentified 48 80
Proper pre-hospital care   
Not employed 42 70
Employed 18 30
Bite-admission time/ Latency   
< 1 hour 4 6.7
1-2 hour 30 50
2-4 hour 18 30
4-12 hour 2 3.3
>12 hr 6 10