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TABLE 2

Skateboard 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 3212 121 398 88 788–154 008 100 
Year     
 2015 1606 64 562 43 050–86 074 53 
 2016 1523 56 836 32 329–81 344 47 
Sex     
 Male 2492 98 752 71 176–126 328 76 
 Female 720 30 371 24 790–35 952 24 
Locale of injury     
 Home 332 13 230 10 341–16 119 10 
 School 16 629 a <1 
 Street and/or highway 598 40 097 a 31 
 Other public property 222 7712 a 
 Park 394 15 592 a 12 
 Unknown 1650 51 863 32 823–70 903 40 
Body part     
 Wrist 410 19 484 13 002–25 966 15 
 Head 110 15 880 11 575–20 185 12 
 Forearm 438 12 907 9621–16 193 10 
 Ankle 318 14 745 10 189–19 301 11 
 Otherb 1936 66 112 a 52 
Diagnosis     
 Fracture 1114 40 877 30 689–51 065 32 
 Contusion 532 23 081 17 951–28 211 18 
 Sprain and/or strain 602 28 355 21 163–35 547 22 
 Otherc 964 36 789 a 29 
Disposition     
 Treat and release 2982 123 358 92 177–154 539 96 
 Admit 190 3930 2602–5258 
 Left before complete evaluation or AMA 18 936 a 
 Observation 21 a <1 
CharacteristicSample Count, nNational Estimate, N95% CIPercentage of Total, %
Total injuries 3212 121 398 88 788–154 008 100 
Year     
 2015 1606 64 562 43 050–86 074 53 
 2016 1523 56 836 32 329–81 344 47 
Sex     
 Male 2492 98 752 71 176–126 328 76 
 Female 720 30 371 24 790–35 952 24 
Locale of injury     
 Home 332 13 230 10 341–16 119 10 
 School 16 629 a <1 
 Street and/or highway 598 40 097 a 31 
 Other public property 222 7712 a 
 Park 394 15 592 a 12 
 Unknown 1650 51 863 32 823–70 903 40 
Body part     
 Wrist 410 19 484 13 002–25 966 15 
 Head 110 15 880 11 575–20 185 12 
 Forearm 438 12 907 9621–16 193 10 
 Ankle 318 14 745 10 189–19 301 11 
 Otherb 1936 66 112 a 52 
Diagnosis     
 Fracture 1114 40 877 30 689–51 065 32 
 Contusion 532 23 081 17 951–28 211 18 
 Sprain and/or strain 602 28 355 21 163–35 547 22 
 Otherc 964 36 789 a 29 
Disposition     
 Treat and release 2982 123 358 92 177–154 539 96 
 Admit 190 3930 2602–5258 
 Left before complete evaluation or AMA 18 936 a 
 Observation 21 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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