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Table 1 Raw case counts and patient demographics

From: Firework-related injuries treated at emergency departments in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 compared to 2018–2019

Characteristics 2018
N = 234
2019
N = 261
2020
N = 440
Age, years
0–10 21 (9%) 44 (17%) 56 (13%)
11–20 72 (31%) 60 (23%) 124 (28%)
21–30 39 (17%) 51 (20%) 90 (20%)
31–40 36 (15%) 36 (14%) 66 (15%)
41–50 23 (10%) 19 (7%) 29 (7%)
 > 50 43 (18%) 51 (20%) 75 (17%)
Sex
Male 170 (73%) 181 (69%) 330 (75%)
Injured body part
Hand 52 (22%) 59 (23%) 108 (25%)
Eye 38 (16%) 37 (14%) 72 (16%)
Finger 40 (17%) 43 (16%) 47 (11%)
Face 23 (10%) 24 (9%) 46 (10%)
Other* 81 (35%) 98 (38%) 167 (38%)
Disposition
Discharged 174 (74%) 202 (77%) 324 (74%)
Transferred 9 (4%) 7 (3%) 26 (6%)
Admitted 45 (19%) 46 (18%) 69 (16%)
Observation 3 (1%) 3 (1%) 3 (1%)
Left without being seen 3 (1%) 3 (1%) 17 (4%)
Fatality 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0%)
Location of injury
Home 71 (30%) 82 (31%) 144 (33%)
Street 7 (3%) 4 (2%) 16 (4%)
Other public property 22 (9%) 22 (8%) 25 (6%)
School 2 (1%) 0 1 (< 1%)
Place of recreation or sports 11 (5%) 8 (3%) 12 (3%)
Not recorded 121 (52%) 145 (56%) 242 (55%)
  1. *Other for injured body part included lower extremity, trunk, shoulder, foot