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Table 2 Characteristics of all playground slide-related injuries from 2002 to 2015 for children ≤5 years of age in the NEISS database

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

  All Ages < 1 years old 1 year old 2 years old 3 years old 4 years old 5 years old
N (row %) 12,686 151 (1%) 2746 (22%) 2455 (19%) 2299 (18%) 2415 (19%) 2620 (21%)
Variable n (column %) n (column %) n (column %) n (column %) n (column %) n (column %) n (column %)
Sex
 Male 7448 (59%) 97 (64%) 1612 (59%) 1366 (56%) 1329 (58%) 1460 (61%) 1584 (60%)
 Female 5234 (41%) 54 (36%) 1133 (41%) 1088 (44%) 970 (42%) 953 (39%) 1036 (40%)
Race
 White 5998 (65%) 68 (59%) 1422 (74%) 1159 (65%) 1064 (64%) 1091 (62%) 1194 (62%)
 Other 3179 (35%) 48 (41%) 511 (26%) 628 (35%) 588 (36%) 665 (38%) 739 (38%)
Diagnosis
 Musculoskeletal 6016 (52%) 97 (74%) 1493 (61%) 1087 (48%) 1021 (48%) 1042 (47%) 1276 (52%)
 Brain 1276 (11%) 4 (3%) 232 (10%) 288 (13%) 242 (11%) 240 (11%) 270 (11%)
 Skin 4359 (37%) 30 (23%) 708 (29%) 877 (39%) 879 (41%) 948 (43%) 917 (37%)
 Internal Organa 9 (0.1%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.04%) 2 (0.1%) 1 (0.1%) 2 (0.1%) 3 (0.1%)
Body Part
 Lower Extremities 3320 (26%) 123 (82%) 1631 (60%) 715 (29%) 349 (15%) 239 (10%) 263 (10%)
 Upper Extremities 4166 (33%) 8 (5%) 373 (14%) 681 (28%) 893 (39%) 1015 (42%) 1196 (46%)
 Head/Neck/Face 4641 (37%) 14 (9%) 664 (24%) 985 (40%) 953 (42%) 1031 (43%) 994 (38%)
 Torso 503 (4%) 5 (3%) 60 (2%) 61 (2%) 90 (4%) 124 (5%) 163 (6%)
Fractures Onlyb
 Lower Leg and Ankle 1354 (30%) 60 (88%) 740 (75%) 319 (40%) 124 (16%) 64 (8%) 47 (4%)
 Other Leg 206 (5%) 4 (6%) 50 (5%) 52 (7%) 40 (5%) 25 (3%) 35 (3%)
 Upper Extremities 2648 (58%) 3 (4%) 161 (16%) 352 (45%) 522 (68%) 692 (82%) 918 (85%)
 Other 319 (7%) 1 (1%) 31 (3%) 65 (8%) 78 (10%) 67 (8%) 77 (7%)
Disposition
 Left ED 12,062 (95%) 149 (99%) 2692 (98%) 2362 (96%) 2174 (95%) 2271 (94%) 2414 (92%)
 Stayed/Transferred 622 (5%) 2 (1%) 53 (2%) 93 (4%) 124 (5%) 144 (6%) 206 (8%)
Location
 Private Residence 1636 (18%) 13 (14%) 355 (20%) 353 (21%) 325 (20%) 302 (17%) 288 (15%)
 School/Daycare 2094 (23%) 2 (2%) 189 (10%) 274 (16%) 377 (23%) 517 (30%) 735 (37%)
 Park/Public Area 5256 (59%) 79 (84%) 1268 (70%) 1076 (63%) 946 (57%) 933 (53%) 954 (48%)
Identified as on Lapc
 Yes 644 (5%) 52 (34%) 408 (15%) 113 (5%) 32 (1%) 23 (1%) 16 (1%)
 Not Mentioned 12,042 (95%) 99 (66%) 2338 (85%) 2342 (95%) 2267 (99%) 2392 (99%) 2604 (99%)
  1. Abbreviations: ED emergency department, NEISS National Electronic Surveillance System
  2. aNot including brain
  3. bChildren with fractures, N = 4527
  4. cCoded from narrative and likely underestimates the number of children who were on another person’s lap at the time of the injury