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Table 2 Characteristic of children with hoverboard related injuries during 2 consecutive biennium (2016-2017 versus 2018-2019)

From: Trend of hoverboard related injuries at a pediatric emergency department

Characteristics 2016-2017 2018-2019 Difference
mean SD mean SD mean 95% CI P value
Age (years) 9.61 0.21 8.87 0.23 0.74 0.11 1.37 0.03
  No. % No. % % 95% CI P value
Sex
 • Female 27 32.93 46 40.35 7.42 -6.16 21.01 0.289
 • Male 55 67.07 68 59.65     
Injury seasonal period
 • January-March 6 7.32 16 14.04 -6.72 -15.23 1.79 0.142
 • April-June 19 23.17 43 37.72 -14.55 -27.30 -1.80 0.03
 • July-September 42 51.22 45 39.47 11.75 -2.31 25.80 0.1
 • October-December 15 18.29 10 8.77 9.52 -0.33 19.37 0.05
Time of presentation
 • Early presentation 44 53.66 47 41.23 12.43 -1.56 26.51 0.08
 • Late presentation 38 46.34 67 58.77     
Injury place
 • Indoor 38 46.34 72 63.16 -16.82 -30.78 -2.86 0.019
 • Outdoor 44 53.66 42 36.84     
Priority of admission to ED
 Immediate/intermediate care needed 28 34.15 32 28.07 6.08 -7.09 19.24 0.36
 Not urgent care needed 54 65.85 82 71.93     
Injury site
 Face/Trunk 7 8.54 11 9.65 -1.11 -9.23 7.01 0.79
 Head/Neck 8 9.76 12 10.53 -0.77 -9.31 7.77 0.86
 Upper extremity 64 78.05 68 68.42 9.63 -2.74 22 0.14
 Lower extremity 3 3.66 16 14.04 -10.38 -17.94 -2.82 0.015
Type of injury
 Fracture 58 70.73 71 62.28 8.45 -4.82 21.72 0.29
 Contusion 17 20.73 34 29.82 -9.09 -21.24 3.05 0.15
 Laceration/abrasion 1 1.22 9 7.89 -6.68 -12.17 -1.18 0.036
 Dislocation/Sprain 2 2.44 1 0.88 1.56 -2.19 5.31 0.38
 Parenchymal injury 0   1 0.88 -0.88 -2.59% 0.83 0.39
 Concussion 5 6.10 1 0.88 5.22 -0.23 10.68 0.036
Need of recovery 21 25.61 28 24.56 1.05 -11.27 13.36 0.87
Need of follow up 59 71.95 83 72.81 -0.86 -13.55 11.84 0.89
Need of treatment 63 76.83 77 67.54 0.29 -3.26 21.83 0.16
 Conservative management 44 69.84 53 68.83 1.01 -14.33 16.35 0.9
 Surgical management 19 30.16 24 31.17 -1.01 -16.35 14.33 0.9