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Table 2 National average annual estimates of playground equipment-related extremity fractures by age group

From: Playground equipment-related extremity fractures in children presenting to US emergency departments, 2006–2016

Characteristics 0–4 years 5–9 years 10–14 years
n (%) 95% CI n (%) 95% CI n (%) 95% CI
Total 14,979 (100.0) 11,446–18,513 48,728 (100.0) 39,417–58,040 9182 (100.0) 7562–10,801
Equipment type
 Monkey bars or climbing gyms 4782 (31.9) 3468–6097 28,510 (58.5) 22,550–34,470 3005 (32.7) 2377–3632
 Slides 5639 (37.6) 4447–6831 6718 (13.8) 5580–7857 1547 (16.8) 1196–1898
 Swings 2143 (14.3) 1660–2626 7824 (16.1) 6420–9227 2993 (32.6) 2520–3466
 Seesaws 186 (1.2) 124–248 362 (0.7) 270–454 129 (1.4) 69–188
 Other playground equipment 875 (5.8) 408–1343 2276 (4.7) 1649–2903 732 (8.0) 432–1033
 Playground equipment, not specified 1354 (9.0) 817–1891 3039 (6.2) 1883–4194 775 (8.4) 499–1052
Body part injureda
 Lower arm (ulna, radius) 4297 (28.7) 3261–5333 20,056 (41.2) 15,714–24,398 3117 (33.9) 2342–3891
 Wrist 1932 (12.9) 1497–2367 11,453 (23.5) 9172–13,734 2304 (25.1) 1863–2745
 Elbow 2721 (18.2) 1931–3512 8026 (16.5) 6172–9880 614 (6.7) 474–755
 Upper arm (humerus) 1790 (11.9) 1042–2537 4692 (9.6) 3414–5970 563 (6.1) 421–706
Location (setting of injury)
 Place of recreation 6423 (42.9) 4832–8015 16,132 (33.1) 12,600–19,664 3009 (32.8) 2366–3653
 School 2064 (13.8) 1212–2917 16,370 (33.6) 12,023–20,718 2720 (29.6 2036–3403
 Other public property 657 (4.4) 432–882 1366 (2.8) 748–1983 218 (2.4) 111–324
 Home 2392 (16.0) 1708–3077 5010 (10.3) 3788–6233 1322 (14.4) 947–1698
 Location not recorded 3443 (23.0) 2276–4609 9850 (20.2) 6800–12,900 1912 (20.8) 1277–2548
Dispositionb
 Discharged 13,302 (88.8) 10,233–16,370 42,932 (88.1) 34,618–51,245 8412 (91.6) 6927–9897
 Admitted 1656 (11.1) 1118–2194 5750 (11.8) 4504–6997 765 (8.3) 573–958
  1. a Only including four most commonly injured body parts
  2. b Excludes those who left the ED against medical advice and those for whom disposition not recorded
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