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TABLE 1

Hoverboard Injuries in Children <18 Years of Age Presenting to the ED During Calendar Years 2015 and 2016

CharacteristicSample Count, nNational Estimate, N95% CIPercentage of Total, %
Total injuries 849 26 854 20 462–33 246 100 
Year     
 2015 215 7662 4658–10 666 29 
 2016 634 19 192 13 550–24 834 71 
Sex     
 Male 451 13 872 10 321–17 423 52 
 Female 397 12 978 9278–16 678 48 
Locale of injury     
 Home 227 9903 8906–17 448 34 
 School a 
 Street and/or highway 68 3065 a 11 
 Other public property 41 1229 a 
 Park 15 346 a 
 Unknown 496 13 177 9601–18 143 49 
Body part     
 Wrist 132 5045 3546–6544 19 
 Head 135 3861 a 14 
 Forearm 142 3674 a 14 
 Ankle 56 1894 a 
 Otherb 384 12 375 a 46 
Diagnosis     
 Fracture 334 10 630 7976–13 284 40 
 Contusion 143 4470 2878–6062 17 
 Sprain and/or strain 100 3382 a 13 
 Otherc 272 8367 a 30 
Disposition     
 Treat and release 805 25 765 19 309–32 221 96 
 Admit 33 687 a 
 Left before complete evaluation or AMA 179 a <1 
 Observation a <1 
 Transfer 214 a <1 
CharacteristicSample Count, nNational Estimate, N95% CIPercentage of Total, %
Total injuries 849 26 854 20 462–33 246 100 
Year     
 2015 215 7662 4658–10 666 29 
 2016 634 19 192 13 550–24 834 71 
Sex     
 Male 451 13 872 10 321–17 423 52 
 Female 397 12 978 9278–16 678 48 
Locale of injury     
 Home 227 9903 8906–17 448 34 
 School a 
 Street and/or highway 68 3065 a 11 
 Other public property 41 1229 a 
 Park 15 346 a 
 Unknown 496 13 177 9601–18 143 49 
Body part     
 Wrist 132 5045 3546–6544 19 
 Head 135 3861 a 14 
 Forearm 142 3674 a 14 
 Ankle 56 1894 a 
 Otherb 384 12 375 a 46 
Diagnosis     
 Fracture 334 10 630 7976–13 284 40 
 Contusion 143 4470 2878–6062 17 
 Sprain and/or strain 100 3382 a 13 
 Otherc 272 8367 a 30 
Disposition     
 Treat and release 805 25 765 19 309–32 221 96 
 Admit 33 687 a 
 Left before complete evaluation or AMA 179 a <1 
 Observation a <1 
 Transfer 214 a <1 

AMA, against medical advice.

a

Estimates of <1200 or with a coefficient of variation >33% are unstable and unreliable to calculate a CI.

b

Injured body parts representing <5% of the total injuries were assigned to the category “other.”

c

Diagnoses representing <5% of the total injuries were assigned to the category “other.”

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