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Table 2 National Estimates of Acute Injuries Related to Hookah Smoking Admitted to US Emergency Departments in 2011–2019, by Symptom, Locale, Diagnosis, and Disposition

From: National Estimates of hospital emergency department visits due to acute injuries associated with hookah smoking, United States, 2011–2019

  Unweighted N National Estimatea National Estimate or %
(95% CI)
38 1371 (505, 2238)
Symptomb
 Burn 17 570 41.5(22.1, 61.0)
 Dizziness/lightheadedness 5 252 18.3(1.2, 35.5)
 Syncope/falls 13 500 36.5(15.7, 57.2)
 Otherc 3 50 3.6(0.0, 9.6)
Incident Localed
 Home 6 214 15.6(1.9, 29.3)
 Other public propertye/Place of recreation or sports 13 525 38.3(12.9, 63.7)
 Not recorded 19 633 46.1(26.5, 65.7)
Diagnosis
 Thermal burn/scald 17 570 41.5(22.1, 61.0)
 Internal organ injury/concussion/anoxia 10 470 34.3(15.9, 52.6)
 Contusions/lacerations/avulsion 6 176 12.8(1.7, 23.9)
 Other/not statedf 5 156 11.4(0.0, 24.6)
Disposition
 Treated and released 33 1153 84.1(68.1, 100.0)
 Treated and admitted, transferred, or kept for further observationg 5 218 15.9(0.0, 31.9)
  1. a National estimates were produced by applying statistical weights provided by US CPSC’s NEISS to the unweighted counts. CPSC considers an estimate to be unstable if (1) the estimate is less than 1200; (2) the number of records used is less than 20; or (3) the coefficient of variation is greater than 33% (US Consumer Product Safety Commission 2017b). Estimates may not add to N due to rounding
  2. b Symptom includes the primary symptoms coded from qualitative review of text narratives
  3. c Other symptoms include laceration, eye injury, and shortness of breath
  4. d Incident Locale is described by NEISS as “where the incident happened”
  5. e Other Public Property, as defined by NEISS, includes the following locations: Store, Office building, Restaurant, Church, Casino, Hotel or motel, Hospital/nursing home/other medical facility, Adult day care facility, Fraternity/Sorority house, Theater, Sidewalk (excl. Sidewalk of a house), Other public property, Parking lots/Parking garages
  6. f NEISS directs all case reporters to use diagnosis code 71 (defined as “Other/not stated”) when none of the other listed diagnoses are appropriate
  7. g Disposition “Treated and admitted, transferred, or and kept for further observation” includes cases whose dispositions were defined as treated and transferred to another hospital, treated and admitted for hospitalization (within same facility), and held for observation (includes admitted for observation)