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Table 2 Age (months) by demographics, disposition, MOI, and ISS

From: Pediatric falls ages 0–4: understanding demographics, mechanisms, and injury severities

Predictor % of Total sample Median Age (M) SIQR p*,a
Sex     .69
 Male 59.7 27.0 17.0  
 Female 40.3 28.0 18.0  
Payer     <.001
 Medicaid 66.1 24.5 16.5  
 Private 24.8 34.0 19.5  
 Other 9.1 32.0 13.0  
Race     <.001
 Black 30.9 20.5 16.0  
 White 55.0 29.0 18.0  
 Other 14.1 29.0 18.0  
Ethnicity     .06
 Hispanic 13.1 28.0 17.0  
 Non-Hispanic 86.7 27.0 17.5  
General MOI     <.001
 Fall on the Same Level 25.1 34.0 13.5  
 Fall on/from Stairs 5.5 18.0 12.5  
 Multilevel Fall 63.1 22.0 17.5  
 Other 6.3 33.5 12.5  
Specific MOI (specific)     <.001
 Bed 16.0 10.0 11.5  
 Furniture 8.0 19.0 16.5  
 Playground Equipment 9.1 49.0 8.0  
 Stairs 5.6 18.0 12.5  
 Other 61.2 29.0 17.0  
Height of fall     .35
 Fall-Under 1 m (<  3.3 ft) 49.1 27.0 17.0  
 Fall – 1 m - 6 m (3.3 ft–19.6 ft) 20.3 27.0 18.0  
 Fall – Over 6 m (> 19.6 ft) 0.9 36.0 7.5  
 Fall – Height unknown 29.7 27.0 18.0  
ISS Levels     <.001
 1–8 63.3 32.0 18.5  
 9–15 31.7 23.0 14.0  
 16–25 5.1 9.0 10.5  
ED disposition     .01
 Floor Bed 72.0 27.0 18.0  
 Home without Services 17.5 29.5 16.0  
 Intensive Care Unit 4.9 25.0 22.0  
 Operating Room 5.6 34.0 13.0  
  1. *Mann-Whitney U or Kruskal-Wallis Test
  2. Note: SIQR: semi-interquartile range
  3. aPosthoc comparisons shown in Additional file 1: Table S3