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Table 1 Univariate findings among all age pickleball injuries

From: Non-fatal senior pickleball and tennis-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments, 2010–2019

Variable Value Unweighted Count Weighted Count Weighted Variable Proportion Lower 95% CI Limit of Weighted Count Upper 95% CI Limit of Weighted Count
Age Group (years)
 0–39 29 1249 3.7% 775 2012
 40–49 17 805 2.4% 445 1459
 50–59 48 2779 8.2% 1630 4737
 60–69 234 15,738 46.5% 10,317 24,007
 70–79 171 11,804 34.9% 7802 17,859
 80+ 24 1442 4.3% 748 2780
Sex
 Male 265 17,500 51.7% 11,677 26,226
 Female 258 16,318 48.3% 11,092 24,006
Treatment Year
 2010 8 462 1.4% 299 715
 2011 7 389 1.2% 136 1110
 2012 4 171 0.5% 33 872
 2013 12 611 1.8% 107 3476
 2014 22 1227 3.6% 731 2060
 2015 54 3764 11.1% 1698 8340
 2016 67 4888 14.5% 2560 9333
 2017 85 5578 16.5% 2311 13,462
 2018 116 7314 21.6% 3043 17,577
 2019 148 9414 27.8% 3513 25,226
Treatment Month
 Jan 64 4292 12.7% 2766 6660
 Feb 68 4619 13.7% 2671 7989
 Mar 75 5517 16.3% 3267 9319
 Apr 51 3380 10.0% 2036 5610
 May 37 2190 6.5% 1493 3213
 Jun 23 1389 4.1% 792 2436
 Jul 27 1336 4.0% 730 2444
 Aug 22 1289 3.8% 789 2106
 Sep 22 1232 3.6% 711 2135
 Oct 33 1913 5.7% 1028 3558
 Nov 46 3178 9.4% 1909 5291
 Dec 55 3482 10.3% 2218 5467
Disposition Group
 Released 481 31,430 92.9% 21,454 46,045
 Hospitalized 42 2387 7.1% 1333 4277
Primary Mechanism
 Slip/Trip/Fall/Dive 318 21,415 63.3% 13,892 33,012
 Other mechanism 119 7647 22.6% 4879 11,985
 Undetermined/unknown 39 1968 5.8% 1393 2781
 Hit object 18 1138 3.4% 680 1903
 Heat-related illness 9 750 2.2% 324 1735
 Hit with racquet/paddle 10 513 1.5% 250 1054
 Hit player 4 253 0.7% 87 740
 Hit with ball 6 133 0.4% 47 377
Diagnosis
 Strain, sprain 170 11,212 33.2% 6897 18,228
 Fracture 150 9497 28.1% 6313 14,289
 Contusions, abrasions 55 3589 10.6% 2285 5638
 Internal injury 51 3220 9.5% 1890 5486
 Other 47 3007 8.9% 1951 4635
 Laceration 27 1736 5.1% 1110 2715
 Dislocation 15 1016 3.0% 584 1769
 Concussion 3 270 0.8% 87 843
 Hematoma 5 268 0.8% 98 732
Body Region
 Upper extremity 172 11,305 33.4% 7491 17,062
 Lower extremity 156 9919 29.3% 6344 15,508
 Head/neck 103 6369 18.8% 4420 9178
 Trunk 82 5455 16.1% 3510 8477
 All of body 10 769 2.3% 339 1744
Body Part
 Wrist 67 4458 13.2% 2556 7774
 Lower leg 65 4368 12.9% 2522 7566
 Head 63 4038 11.9% 2607 6255
 Lower trunk 57 3923 11.6% 2521 6103
 Ankle 35 2052 6.1% 1247 3377
 Knee 33 1989 5.9% 1143 3460
 Shoulder 27 1814 5.4% 1048 3141
 Upper trunk 24 1517 4.5% 863 2667
 Finger 21 1399 4.1% 912 2145
 Face 21 1194 3.5% 774 1843
 Upper arm 17 1056 3.1% 499 2231
 Elbow 14 990 2.9% 548 1790
 Lower arm 16 957 2.8% 504 1818
 Foot 14 934 2.8% 453 1927
 All of body 10 769 2.3% 339 1744
 Hand 10 632 1.9% 325 1230
 Neck 10 626 1.9% 332 1178
 Upper leg 8 495 1.5% 246 997
 Mouth 3 264 0.8% 85 819
 Eyeball 5 232 0.7% 60 888
 Toe 1 81 0.2% 11 574
 Ear 1 16 0.0% 2 114
 Pubic region 1 16 0.0% 2 111
Weekend
 Weekday injury 391 25,283 74.8% 17,080 37,424
 Weekend injury 132 8534 25.2% 5694 12,792
Eye Injury
 Non-eye injury 517 33,569 99.3% 22,749 49,536
 Eye injury 6 248 0.7% 70 875
Location Group
 School, sports, and public 431 28,505 84.3% 17,895 45,406
 Other 92 5312 15.7% 3204 8806