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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of those who sustained severe injuries by recidivism 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) 4,020,836 (1342) 28,279,731 (10,275) 32,300,576 (11,617)  
Age category (%)     0.21
 18–24 13.0 11.1 12.7
 25–45 35.4 34.3 35.3
 46–64 33.0 33.7 33.1
 ≥ 65 18.7 20.8 18.9
Male (%)a 48.5 47.2 48.3 0.36
Income (%)a b     0.96
 Poor (<100 %) 12.3 13.0 12.4
 Near poor (100– <125 %) 4.5 4.7 4.5
 Low (125– <200 %) 13.5 13.3 13.5
 Middle (200– <400 %) 31.2 31.1 31.2
 High (≥400 %) 38.5 37.9 38.4
Race/ethnicity (%)a     <0.01
 White 75.4 80.2 76.0
 Black 9.9 8.4 9.7
 Hispanic 9.8 7.3 9.5
 Other 4.9 4.1 4.8
Highest degree (%)a     0.47
 High school or below 16.9 14.8 16.7
 Some college 31.3 30.8 31.2
 Bachelor 25.9 27.6 26.1
 Beyond college 25.9 26.7 26.0
Insurance status (%)a     <0.01
 Private 70.1 69.6 70.1
 Public 17.6 21.8 18.1
 Uninsured 12.3 8.6 11.8
In a metropolitan area (%)a 82.4 81.9 82.0 0.57
Region     <0.01
 Northeast 18.6 20.7 18.9
 Midwest 24.9 28.0 25.3
 South 33.8 28.1 33.1
 West 22.7 23.2 22.8
Married (%)a 49.1 47.3 48.9 0.36
Diabetes (%)a 9.4 12.0 9.7 0.01
Coronary heart disease (%)a 5.8 7.9 6.1 0.04
Asthma (%)a 12.2 16.3 12.7 <0.01
Stroke (%)a 4.6 6.6 4.9 <0.01
Emphysema (%)a 2.3 2.9 2.4 0.18
Hypertension (%)a 33.4 38.5 34.0 <0.01
Alcohol-related health conditions (%)a 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.61
Depression screener positive     <0.01
 Neither years 81.2 77.4 80.7
 One year 13.4 15.0 13.6
 Both years (%)a 5.2 7.5 5.5
Smoking (%)a 23.1 24.3 23.2 0.46
  1. aAge-adjusted (2000 U.S. population)
  2. bPercentage of poverty line