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Table 2 Characteristics of skateboarding-related injuries treated in US EDs by age group, 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

  Age group
  5-10 y 11-14 y 15-19 y
Characteristic National estimatea % (95 % CI)b,c National estimatea % (95 % CI)b,c National estimatea % (95 % CI)b,c
Sex 241 491 100.0 550 575 100.0 434 661 100.0
  Boys 196 994 81.6 (80.2-83.0) 491 940 89.3 (88.5-90.2) 403 414 92.8 (92.1-93.6)
  Girls 44 496 18.4 (170-19.8) 58 635 10.6 (9.8-11.5) 31 247 7.2 (6.4-7.9)
Locale 147 118 100.0 335 768 100.0 269 856 100.0
  Home 76 419 51.9 (43.8-60.1) 130 372 38.8 (31.1-46.5) 74 002 27.4 (21.8-33.0)
  Street/highway 35 574 24.2 (18.7-29.7) 96 619 28.8 (22.2-35.3) 88 732 32.9 (25.8-39.9)
  Sports/recreation place 27 166 18.5 (13.4-23.5) 80 829 24.1 (19.1-29.1) 76 256 28.3 (22.5-34.0)
  School 1398 1.0 (0.6-1.3) 5661 1.7 (1.3-2.1) 8799 3.3 (1.6-4.9)
  Other 6561 4.5 (3.0-5.9) 22 287 6.6 (4.9-8.3) 22 068 8.2 (6.0-10.3)
Disposition 241 342 100.0 550 177 100.0 434 092 100.0
  Not hospitalized 235 166 97.4 (97.0-97.9) 530 385 96.4 (95.9-96.9) 422 065 97.2 (96.8-97.7)
  Hospitalized 6176 2.6 (2.1-3.0) 19 792 3.6 (3.1-4.1) 12 027 2.8 (2.3-3.2)
Body Part injured 241 318 100.0 549 391 100.0 433 751 100.0
  Upper extremityd 102 148 42.3 (40.5-44.2) 272 044 49.5 (48.2-50.8) 166 280 38.3 (36.7-40.0)
  Lower extremitye 43 622 18.1 (16.8-19.3) 162 688 29.6 (28.1-31.0) 182 414 42.1 (39.8-44.3)
  Facef 62 806 26.0 (24.1-28.0) 45 133 8.2 (7.6-8.8) 31 520 7.3 (6.5-8.1)
  Head or neck 23 814 9.9 (8.8-10.9) 40 832 7.4 (6.7-8.1) 31 094 7.2 (6.3-8.0)
  Trunk 8326 3.5 (2.7-4.2) 27 403 5.0 (4.6-5.4) 20 432 4.7 (4.2-5.2)
  Other 602 0.2 (0.1-0.4) 1332 0.2 (0.1-0.4) 2009 0.5 (0.3-0.7)
Diagnosis 241 073 100.0 550 346 100.0 434 212 100.0
  Fracture or dislocation 64 995 27.0 (24.5-29.4) 200 933 36.5 (34.5-38.5) 126 995 29.2 (27.1-31.4)
  Sprain or strain 28 025 11.6 (10.4-12.8) 128 665 23.4 (21.5-25.2) 146 808 33.8 (31.1-36.6)
  Soft tissue 56 348 23.4 (21.4-2.3) 111 613 20.3 (18.9-21.7) 77 266 17.8 (16.4-19.2)
  Laceration 66 582 27.6 (25.7-29.4) 61 660 11.2 (10.5-11.9) 47 280 10.9 (10.2-11.6)
  TBI 12 239 5.1 (4.1-6.0) 25 219 4.6 (3.9-5.2) 19 019 4.4 (3.5-5.3)
  Other 12 883 5.3 (4.4-6.3) 22 255 4.0 (3.0-5.1) 16 843 3.9 (2.8-5.0)
  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. dUpper extremity included finger, hand, wrist, lower arm, elbow, and upper arm
  5. eLower extremity included toe, foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, and upper leg
  6. fFace included face, mouth, eyeball, and ears