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TABLE 2

Type of Sports and Recreation Activity and Equipment Associated With Pediatric Sports- and Recreation-Related Eye Injuries Treated in US EDs by Age Group, NEISS 1990–2012

Sports and Recreation Activity and Equipment0- to 4-year-olds5- to 9-year-olds10- to 14-year-olds15- to 17-year-oldsTotal
n (%)an (%)an (%)an (%)an (%)a95% CI
Basketball 772 (2.2)b 7506 (6.7) 31 819 (16.8) 29 969 (28.8) 70 066 (15.9) 59 468–80 664 
Baseball or softball 3037 (8.5) 19 437 (17.3) 32 701 (17.2) 11 819 (11.4) 66 994 (15.2) 57 557–76 432 
Nonpowder guns 1511 (4.2) 7385 (6.6) 26 753 (14.1) 11 281 (10.8) 46 930 (10.6) 37 931–55 929 
Swimming activity, pools and equipment 5455 (15.2) 16 113 (14.3) 16 803 (8.9) 5014 (4.8) 43 385 (9.8) 31 963–54 808 
Football 521 (1.5)b 5757 (5.1) 14 169 (7.5) 9522 (9.2) 29 969 (6.8) 24 979–34 959 
Playground equipment or trampoline 10 086 (28.1) 11 505 (10.2) 4067 (2.1) 366 (0.4)b 26 024 (5.9) 20 974–31 074 
Lacrosse, rugby, or other miscellaneous ball games 1927 (5.4) 6662 (5.9) 8693 (4.6) 3913 (3.8) 21 195 (4.8) 16 633–25 758 
Bicycle 3609 (10.0) 7591 (6.8) 7647 (4.0) 2293 (2.2) 21 140 (4.8) 17 053–25 226 
Soccer 165 (0.5)b 3061 (2.7) 9744 (5.1) 7059 (6.8) 20 028 (4.5) 15 396–24 660 
Racquet sport 516 (1.4)b 3028 (2.7) 7532 (4.0) 3622 (3.5) 14 698 (3.3) 11 982–17 414 
ATV, moped, minibike, etc 319 (0.9)b 2185 (1.9) 4616 (2.4) 3258 (3.1) 10 377 (2.3) 7734–13 021 
Exercise equipment 664 (1.8)b 3422 (3.0) 3605 (1.9) 2119 (2.0) 9810 (2.2) 7523–12 097 
Hockey, all kinds 444 (1.2)b 1928 (1.7) 4466 (2.4) 2505 (2.4) 9344 (2.1) 6896–11 792 
Golf 534 (1.5)b 2420 (2.2) 1896 (1.0) 854 (0.8)b 5704 (1.3) 4431–6977 
Snow skiing, toboggan, sled, snow disc, etc 393 (1.1)b 2243 (2.0) 2239 (1.2) 801 (0.8)b 5676 (1.3) 3679–7673 
Darts or archery 828 (2.3)b 1899 (1.7) 1335 (0.7) 459 (0.4)b 4521 (1.0) 3533–5509 
Volleyball 0 (0.0)b 702 (0.6)b 1855 (1.0) 1583 (1.5) 4140 (0.9) 3044–5235 
Wrestling 5 (0.0)b 306 (0.3)b 655 (0.3)b 2140 (2.1) 3106 (0.7) 2132–4080 
Dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, or baton 141 (0.4)b 871 (0.8)b 1032 (0.5) 685 (0.7)b 2729 (0.6) 1864–3594 
Boxing or martial arts 248 (0.7)b 892 (0.8)b 332 (0.2)b 814 (0.8)b 2286 (0.5) 1437–3134 
Other 4737 (13.2) 7380 (6.6) 7634 (4.0) 3928 (3.8) 23 678 (5.4) 19 935–27 421 
Study total 35 911 (100.0) 112 292 (100.0) 189 594 (100.0) 104 003 (100.0) 441 800 (100.0) 378 868–504 733 
Sports and Recreation Activity and Equipment0- to 4-year-olds5- to 9-year-olds10- to 14-year-olds15- to 17-year-oldsTotal
n (%)an (%)an (%)an (%)an (%)a95% CI
Basketball 772 (2.2)b 7506 (6.7) 31 819 (16.8) 29 969 (28.8) 70 066 (15.9) 59 468–80 664 
Baseball or softball 3037 (8.5) 19 437 (17.3) 32 701 (17.2) 11 819 (11.4) 66 994 (15.2) 57 557–76 432 
Nonpowder guns 1511 (4.2) 7385 (6.6) 26 753 (14.1) 11 281 (10.8) 46 930 (10.6) 37 931–55 929 
Swimming activity, pools and equipment 5455 (15.2) 16 113 (14.3) 16 803 (8.9) 5014 (4.8) 43 385 (9.8) 31 963–54 808 
Football 521 (1.5)b 5757 (5.1) 14 169 (7.5) 9522 (9.2) 29 969 (6.8) 24 979–34 959 
Playground equipment or trampoline 10 086 (28.1) 11 505 (10.2) 4067 (2.1) 366 (0.4)b 26 024 (5.9) 20 974–31 074 
Lacrosse, rugby, or other miscellaneous ball games 1927 (5.4) 6662 (5.9) 8693 (4.6) 3913 (3.8) 21 195 (4.8) 16 633–25 758 
Bicycle 3609 (10.0) 7591 (6.8) 7647 (4.0) 2293 (2.2) 21 140 (4.8) 17 053–25 226 
Soccer 165 (0.5)b 3061 (2.7) 9744 (5.1) 7059 (6.8) 20 028 (4.5) 15 396–24 660 
Racquet sport 516 (1.4)b 3028 (2.7) 7532 (4.0) 3622 (3.5) 14 698 (3.3) 11 982–17 414 
ATV, moped, minibike, etc 319 (0.9)b 2185 (1.9) 4616 (2.4) 3258 (3.1) 10 377 (2.3) 7734–13 021 
Exercise equipment 664 (1.8)b 3422 (3.0) 3605 (1.9) 2119 (2.0) 9810 (2.2) 7523–12 097 
Hockey, all kinds 444 (1.2)b 1928 (1.7) 4466 (2.4) 2505 (2.4) 9344 (2.1) 6896–11 792 
Golf 534 (1.5)b 2420 (2.2) 1896 (1.0) 854 (0.8)b 5704 (1.3) 4431–6977 
Snow skiing, toboggan, sled, snow disc, etc 393 (1.1)b 2243 (2.0) 2239 (1.2) 801 (0.8)b 5676 (1.3) 3679–7673 
Darts or archery 828 (2.3)b 1899 (1.7) 1335 (0.7) 459 (0.4)b 4521 (1.0) 3533–5509 
Volleyball 0 (0.0)b 702 (0.6)b 1855 (1.0) 1583 (1.5) 4140 (0.9) 3044–5235 
Wrestling 5 (0.0)b 306 (0.3)b 655 (0.3)b 2140 (2.1) 3106 (0.7) 2132–4080 
Dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, or baton 141 (0.4)b 871 (0.8)b 1032 (0.5) 685 (0.7)b 2729 (0.6) 1864–3594 
Boxing or martial arts 248 (0.7)b 892 (0.8)b 332 (0.2)b 814 (0.8)b 2286 (0.5) 1437–3134 
Other 4737 (13.2) 7380 (6.6) 7634 (4.0) 3928 (3.8) 23 678 (5.4) 19 935–27 421 
Study total 35 911 (100.0) 112 292 (100.0) 189 594 (100.0) 104 003 (100.0) 441 800 (100.0) 378 868–504 733 
a

Column percentages may not sum to 100.0% because of a rounding error.

b

Estimate is potentially unstable because of sample size <20 cases, national estimate <1200 cases, or coefficient of variation >33.0%.

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