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Table 1 Codes from the NEISS database and how they were grouped for study variables

From: Playground slide-related injuries in preschool children: increased risk of lower extremity injuries when riding on laps

Variable name Variable value NEISS codes
Location Private Residence 1, 2, 6
School/Daycare 8
Park/Public Area 5, 9
Diagnosis Skin 46–51, 53, 54, 58, 59, 63, 72, 73
Musculoskeletal 55, 57, 64
Internal Organ 62
Brain 52, 56
Body Part Head/Neck/Face 75–77, 88, 89, 94
Upper Extremities 30, 32–34, 80, 82, 92
Lower Extremities 35–37, 81, 83, 93
Torso 31, 38, 79
Fractures Lower Leg and Ankle 36, 37
Other Leg 35, 81, 83, 93
Upper Extremities 32–34, 80, 82, 92
Other 30, 31, 75, 76, 79, 89
Disposition Left ED 1, 6
Stayed/Transferred 2, 4, 5