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Table 1 Selected characteristics of unintentional injury-related ED visits among school-age children: NC, 2010–2014

From: Characteristics of sports and recreation-related emergency department visits among school-age children and youth in North Carolina, 2010–2014

Characteristics ED visits due to sports and recreation-related injuries Total number of unintentional injuries
(N = 213,518) (N = 767,075)
Age, No. (%)
 5–9 years 49,491 (23.2) 232,316 (30.3)
 10–14 years 94,875 (44.4) 275,738 (35.9)
 15–18 years 69,142 (32.4) 259,021 (33.8)
Sex, No. (%)
 Male 145,005 (67.9) 443,797 (57.9)
 Female 68,500 (32.1) 323,228 (42.1)
 Missing 13 50
Disposition, No. (%)
 Discharged 202,313 (96.8) 722,624 (96.7)
 Admitteda 5234 (2.5) 16,871 (2.3)
 Died 33 (0.0) 183 (0.0)
 Otherb 1419 (0.7) 7916 (1.1)
 Missing 4519 19,481
County urban/rural designations, No. (%)
 Urban 136,871 (64.2) 487,227 (63.6)
 Mostly rural 62,117 (29.1) 232,223 (30.3)
 Completely rural 4191 (2.0) 14,929 (1.9)
 Out-of-state 10,094 (4.7) 31,782 (4.1)
 Missing 245 914
Mode of transport, No. (%)
 Walk-in 166,709 (88.2) 681,567 (85.2)
 Ambulancec 12,784 (6.8) 80,712 (10.1)
 Otherd 9517 (5.0) 37,935 (4.7)
 Missing 24,508 118,448
Expected source of payment, No. (%)
 Medicaid 89,376 (42.7) 354,035 (47.2)
 Insurance company 80,573 (38.5) 240,262 (32.1)
 Self-pay 17,212 (8.2) 73,835 (9.9)
 Othere 21,913 (10.5) 81,461 (10.9)
 Missing 4444 31,348
Month, No. (%)
 Dec. - Feb. 37,622 (17.6) 148,609 (19.4)
 March–May 61,015 (28.6) 212,405 (27.7)
 June - Aug. 48,733 (22.8) 197,943 (25.8)
 Sept. - Nov. 66,148 (31.0) 208,118 (27.1)
Hour of day, No. (%)
 12:00–5:59 AM 8480 (4.0) 42,083 (5.5)
 6:00–11:59 AM 28,400 (13.3) 115,875 (15.1)
 12:00–5:59 PM 73,124 (34.2) 266,935 (34.8)
 6:00–11:59 PM 103,514 (48.5) 342,182 (44.6)
  1. Abbreviations: ED emergency department, no. number, Dec. December, Feb. February, Aug. August, Sept. September, Nov. November
  2. aThe category of admitted includes transfers to other facilities
  3. bThe category other disposition contains left against medical advice, left without being seen, observation unit, and other disposition
  4. cThe category ambulance contains ground, helicopter, fixed wing, other type of ambulance, and unspecified type of ambulance
  5. dThe category other mode of transport contains other mode of transport
  6. eThe category other expected source of payment contains Medicare, no charge, other form of government payment, workers’ compensation, and other expected source of payment