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Table 1 Characteristics of skateboarding-related injuries treated in US EDs, 1990-2008

From: Epidemiology of skateboarding-related injuries sustained by children and adolescents 5-19 years of age and treated in US emergency departments: 1990 through 2008

Characteristic Actual cases (n)a National estimatea % (95 %) CIb,c,d
Age, (years) 29 921 1 226 868 100.0
  5-10 6471 241 506 19.7 (18.3-21.1)
  11-14 13 825 550 694 44.9 (43.6-46.2)
  15-19 9625 434 668 35.4 (33.7-37.2)
Sex 29 916 1 226 727 100.0
  Boys 26 578 1 092 348 89.0 (88.4-89.7)
  Girls 3338 134 379 11.0 (10.3-11.6)
Locale 17 473 752 743 100.0
  Home 6527 280 793 37.3 (30.4-44.2)
  Street/highway 5281 220 925 29.3 (23.1-35.6)
  Sports/recreation place 4120 184 251 24.5 (19.4-29.6)
  School 331 15 858 2.1 (1.4-2.8)
  Other 1214 50 916 6.8 (5.1-8.4)
Disposition 29 893 1 225 612 100.0
  Not hospitalized 28 674 1 187 617 96.9 (96.5-97.3)
  Hospitalized 1219 37 995 3.1 (2.7-3.5)
Body part injured 29 868 1 224 461 100.0
  Upper extremitye 13 216 540 473 44.1 (43.0-45.2)
  Lower extremityf 9135 388 705 31.7 (30.4-33.1)
  Faceg 3361 139 439 11.4 (10.6-12.1)
  Head or neck 2685 95 740 7.8 (7.1-8.5)
  Trunk 1395 56 161 4.6 (4.3-4.9)
  Other 76 3943 0.3 (0.2-0.4)
Diagnosis 29 884 1 225 631 100.0
  Fracture or dislocation 10 052 392 923 32.1 (30.1-34.0)
  Sprain or strain 6818 303 499 24.8 (22.9-26.6)
  Soft Tissue 5750 245 227 20.0 (18.8-21.2)
  Laceration 4059 175 523 14.3 (13.6-15.1)
  TBI 1782 56 477 4.6 (3.9-5.3)
  Other 1423 51 982 4.2 (3.3-5.2)
  1. aSome n values may differ due to missing data
  2. bPercentages may not total to 100.0 % due to rounding
  3. c95 % CIs constructed using sample weights based on the inverse probability of selection in SAS SURVEY procedures
  4. dAll P-values <0.0001 from the Rao-Scott design-corrected chi-square testing proportionality of groups
  5. eUpper extremity included finger, hand, wrist, lower arm, elbow, and upper arm
  6. fLower extremity included toe, foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, and upper leg
  7. gFace included face, mouth, eyeball, and ears