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Table 5 Distribution of injury-related ED visits by age group, ED SS vs. SPARCS, NYC, 2008–2010

From: Utility of a near real-time emergency department syndromic surveillance system to track injuries in New York City

  3-year totals, 2008–2010a
Injury type Age group ED SS proportion SPARCS proportion Absolute percentage point difference
Traffic-related injury to pedal cyclist 0–17 28.5 33.5 5.0
18–24 17.6 16.2 1.4
25–44 34.7 33.2 1.5
45–64 16.1 14.8 1.3
65+ 3.1 2.3 0.8
Traffic-related injury to pedestrian 0–17 22.6 22.4 0.2
18–24 14.8 13.6 1.2
25–44 29.9 28.9 1.0
45–64 22.3 24.3 2.0
65+ 10.4 10.8 0.4
Traffic-related injury to motor vehicle occupant 0–17 15.0 10.3 4.7
18–24 17.9 18.1 0.2
25–44 41.0 43.0 2.0
45–64 21.5 23.1 1.6
65+ 4.7 5.5 0.8
Fall-related injury 0–17 26.9 30.6 3.7
18–24 5.7 6.2 0.5
25–44 17.8 18.8 1.0
45–64 21.6 21.3 0.3
65+ 27.9 23.1 4.8
Firearm-related injury 0–17 12.4 13.4 1.0
18–24 39.9 39.0 0.9
25–44 41.2 40.5 0.7
45–64 5.8 6.3 0.5
65+ 0.6 0.8 0.2
Assault-related stabbing injury 0–17 11.4 12.4 1.0
18–24 32.1 33.7 1.6
25–44 43.1 42.6 0.5
45–64 12.3 10.7 1.6
65+ 1.1 0.7 0.4
  1. aColumn percentages may not add up to 100 % due to rounding and/or missing data