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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of children’s hospitalizations for sports-related injuries in NSW, Australia, 2005–2013

From: The burden of hospitalized sports-related injuries in children: an Australian population-based study, 2005–2013

All N = 20,034
n (%)
Sex
 Male 16,260 (81.2)
 Female 3774 (18.8)
Age
 5–8 years 1900 (9.5)
 9–12 years 4158 (20.8)
 13–15 years 13,976 (69.8)
Patient residencea
 Major Cities 14,140 (70.8)
 Inner Regional 4304 (21.6)
 Outer regional / remote 1517 (7.6)
Injury location
 Sports facility or area 15,621 (78.0)
 School 2601 (13.0)
 Farm or outdoors area 702 (3.5)
 Unspecified place 455 (2.3)
 Home 346 (1.7)
 Public place, road or highway 309 (1.5)
Day of occurrence
 Weekday 13,244 (66.1)
 Weekend 6790 (33.9)
Length of hospital stay (days)
 1 14,376 (71.8)
 2 4508 (22.5)
 3+ 1150 (5.7)
  1. apercentages do not add to 100 due to missing values