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Table 1 Demographic, medical, and temporal characteristics of accidental fall injuries, Shenkursk District, January 2015–June 2018

From: Mechanisms of accidental fall injuries and involved injury factors: a registry-based study

 Age groups**
Preschool
0–6 years
(N = 84)
School
7–17 years
(N = 294)
Working
18–59 years
(N = 736)
Elderly
60+ years
(N = 437)
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
Sex, male44 (52.4)168 (57.1)377 (51.2)140 (32.0)
Injury site
 Homestead land, area near a dwelling19 (22.6)34 (11.6)227 (30.8)144 (33.0)
 Dwelling, inside parts (living room, bedroom, kitchen)41 (48.8)27 (9.2)119 (16.2)121 (27.7)
 Dwelling, outer parts (roof, porch)2 (2.4)12 (4.1)86 (11.7)36 (8.2)
 Roadway4 (4.8)20 (6.8)73 (9.9)52 (11.9)
 Public outdoor residential area7 (8.3)85 (28.9)133 (18.1)56 (12.8)
 Educational institution (inside and outside, excl. Sports facilities)2 (2.4)37 (12.6)3 (0.4)1 (0.2)
 Sports facilities and playgrounds8 (9.5)68 (23.1)21 (2.9)
 Natural surroundings (forest, field, river side)1 (1.2)3 (1.0)45 (6.1)14 (3.2)
 Other*8 (2.8)29 (3.9)13 (3.0)
Injury localization, ICD-10
 S00–09: Head27 (32.1)36 (12.2)83 (11.3)31 (7.1)
 S20–29: Thorax5 (6.0)9 (3.1)120 (16.3)72 (16.5)
 S30–39: Abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine and pelvis18 (6.1)45 (6.1)19 (4.3)
 S40–69: Upper extremity35 (41.7)122 (41.4)260 (35.3)180 (41.2)
 S70–99: Lower extremity17 (20.2)103 (35.0)219 (29.8)127 (29.1)
 Other*6 (2.1)9 (1.3)8 (1.9)
Injury severity according to the AIS
 1 Minor55 (65.5)207 (70.4)421 (57.2)190 (43.5)
 2 Moderate20 (23.8)80 (27.2)234 (31.8)162 (37.1)
 3 Severe, but not life-threatening9 (10.7)6 (2.0)79 (10.7)83 (19.0)
 4 Severe, potentially life-threatening and critical, with uncertain survival1 (0.3)2 (0.2)2 (0.5)
Hospitalization, yes11 (13.1)19 (6.5)89 (12.1)88 (20.1)
Season
 15 October - 14 April24 (28.6)177 (59.9)483 (65.5)266 (60.4)
 15 April - 14 October60 (71.4)117 (40.1)253 (34.5)171 (39.6)
Alcohol consumption in preceding 24 h, yes3 (1.0)136 (18.5)22 (5.0)
  1. ICD International Classification of Diseases, AIS Abbreviated Injury Scale
  2. *Combines categories accounting for < 5% of observations in all age groups
  3. **p-values for group comparisons on all presented characteristics are < 0.001