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Table 4 Multinomial logistic regression predicting ISS* level, N = 1086

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

Predictor Odds Ratio 95% CI p
ISS Level: 16–25 vs 1–8 (referent)
Age (Months) 0.95 0.93; 0.97 <.001
Gender    
 Male Reference Reference  
 Female 0.94 0.52; 1.69 0.84
Race    
 White Reference Reference  
 Black 0.70 0.36; 1.38 0.31
 Other 0.95 0.39; 2.33 0.91
Payer    
 Medicaid Reference Reference  
 Private 0.72 0.34; 1.56 0.41
 Other Payer 0.80 0.23; 2.80 0.72
General MOI    
 Same Level Reference Reference  
 Multi-Level 0.97 0.37; 2.54 0.96
 Stairs/Steps 0.70 0.15; 3.25 0.65
 Other MOI 1.22 0.27; 5.52 0.80
Height of Fall    
  < 1 m Reference Reference  
 1 m–6 m 2.45 1.20; 5.01 0.01
  > 6 m 12.9 1.80; 93.29 0.01
 Unknown 0.83 0.38; 1.80 0.63
ISS Level: 9–15 vs 1–8 (referent)
Age Months 0.98 0.97; 0.98 <.001
Gender    
 Male Reference Reference  
 Female 0.63 0.48; 0.84 0.002
Race    
 White Reference Reference  
 Black 1.18 0.86; 1.60 0.30
 Other 0.66 0.42; 1.04 0.08
Payer    
 Medicaid Reference Reference  
 Private 1.17 0.84; 1.62 0.37
 Other Payer 1.34 0.84; 2.15 0.22
General MOI    
 Same Level Reference Reference  
 Multi-Level 0.50 0.35; 0.69 <.001
 Stairs/Steps 0.43 0.22; 0.84 0.01
 Other MOI 0.58 0.31; 1.09 0.09
Height of Fall    
  < 1 m Reference Reference  
 1 m–6 m 1.3 0.89; 1.92 0.17
 Over 6 m 1.1 0.20; 6.05 0.93
 Unknown 1.07 0.78; 1.47 0.68
  1. *ISS groups (1–8 = mild, 9–15 = moderate, 16–25 = severe)