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Table 1 Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, NEISS 2016

From: Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, 2016

Characteristic Unweighted counts (n) National estimate a National %
(95%Cl)
Age (in years)
 Younger than 18 3 190 18.9 (12.2–25.6)
 18–24 4 109 10.8 (0.0–24.8)
 25–54 18 693 68.8 (58.7–78.9)
 55 and older 1 15 1.5 (0.0–5.1)
Sex
 Male 25 992 98.5 (95.1–100.0)
 Female 1 15 1.5 (0.0–4.9)
Burn Type
 Thermal burn 22 809 80.4 (53.2–100.0)
 Chemical burn 3 134 13.3 (0.0–38.3)
 Electric burn 1 64 6.3 (0.0–19.9)
Affected Body Part
 Upper leg/lower trunk 19 778 77.3 (60.4–94.2)
 Hand/lower arm 5 198 19.7 (2.0–37.3)
 Other body partsb 2 31 3.1 (0.0–7.3)
Disposition
 Treated and discharged 13 626 62.2 (28.9–95.5)
 Hospitalized 12 278 27.6 (2.6–52.5)
 Otherc 1 103 10.3 (0.0–34.7)
Total 26 1007 100.0%
  1. aNational estimates were produced by applying statistical weights provided by US CSPC’s NEISS to the unweighted counts
  2. bOther body parts pertain to face or lower leg
  3. cOther disposition refers to a patient that left the ED without being seen
  4. Note: CPSC considers a national estimate unstable and potentially unreliable when the weighted estimate is less than 1200