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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the injured population by re-injury status

From: Longitudinal assessment of injury recidivism among adults in the United States: findings from a population-based sample

Variable Single injury weighted Recidivist weighted Total weighted P-Value
N (un-weighted) 9,071,398 (4136) 41,911,119 (14,998) 50,982,517 (19,134)  
Age category (%)     0.95
 18–24 13.1 13.1 13.1
 25–45 36.9 36.2 36.8
 46–64 32.5 33.2 32.6
 ≥ 65 17.6 17.5 17.6
Male (%) a 49.5 50.9 49.8 0.16
Income (%)a b     0.31
 Poor (<100 %) 11.7 12.5 11.8
 Near poor (100– <125 %) 4.2 4.3 4.2
 Low (125– <200 %) 13.5 14.4 13.6
 Middle (200– <400 %) 31.4 30.8 31.3
 High (≥400 %) 39.2 38.1 39.0
Race/ethnicity (%)a     <0.01
 White 75.1 78.4 75.7
 Black 9.5 8.7 9.4
 Hispanic 10.2 8.1 9.8
 Other 5.2 4.8 5.1
Highest degree (%)a     0.47
 High school or below 16.3 16.4 16.3
 Some college 31.0 29.7 30.8
 Bachelor 25.7 27.4 26.0
 Beyond 27.0 26.5 26.9
Insurance status (%)a     0.09
 Private 70.4 69.7 70.3
 Public 16.3 17.5 16.5
 Uninsured 13.4 12.8 13.3
In a metropolitan area (%)a 82.5 84.6 82.8 0.02
Region     <0.01
 Northeast 18.2 17.8 18.1
 Midwest 24.3 26.1 24.6
 South 34.1 29.2 33.2
 West 23.4 27.0 24.1
Married (%)a 49.5 44.3 48.6 <0.01
Diabetes (%)a 8.6 10.9 9.0 <0.01
Coronary heart disease (%)a 5.1 5.9 5.3 0.26
Asthma (%)a 11.6 15.2 12.3 <0.01
Stroke (%)a 4.1 5.4 4.3 <0.01
Emphysema (%)a 2.1 2.2 2.1 0.92
Hypertension (%)a 31.8 32.8 32.0 0.35
Alcohol-related health conditions (%)a 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.89
Depression screener positive     <0.01
 Neither years 82.4 78.8 81.7
 One year 12.7 14.1 12.9
 Both years (%)a 4.8 7.1 5.2
Smoking (%)a 22.3 25.3 22.8 <0.01
  1. aAge-adjusted (2000 U.S. population)
  2. bPercentage of poverty line