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Table 3 Comparative analysis of playground slide-related injuries by age group. Younger children (< 3 years old) were compared to children 3–5 years of age using the Pearson chi square test

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

  Pearson χ2 Test
OR 95% CI p value
Sex
 Male vs. Female (ref) 0.91 0.85–0.98 0.014
Race
 White vs. Other (ref) 1.33 1.22–1.45 < 0.0001
Diagnosis
 Musculoskeletal vs. Other (ref) 1.31 1.22–1.41 < 0.0001
 Brain vs. Other (ref) 0.99 0.88–1.11 0.84
 Skin vs. Other (ref) 0.75 0.60–0.81 < 0.0001
Body Part
 Lower Extremities vs. Other (ref) 6.57 6.01–7.19 < 0.0001
 Upper Extremities vs. Other (ref) 0.34 0.31–0.37 < 0.0001
 Head/Neck/Face vs. Other (ref) 0.66 0.61–0.71 < 0.0001
 Torso vs. Other (ref) 0.45 0.36–0.55 < 0.0001
Fractures Onlya
 Lower Leg and Ankle vs. Other (ref) 16.3 13.8–19.1 < 0.0001
Disposition
 Stayed/Transferred vs. Left ED (ref) 0.41 0.34–0.50 < 0.0001
Location
 Private Residence vs. Other (ref) 1.03 0.92–1.15 0.62
 School/Daycare vs. Other (ref) 0.39 0.34–0.44 < 0.0001
 Park/Public Area vs. Other (ref) 1.70 1.54–1.87 < 0.0001
Identified as on lap
 Yes vs. No (ref) 12.3 9.56–15.7 < 0.0001
  1. Abbreviations: ED emergency department, OR unadjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aChildren with fractures, N = 4527