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 injuries3212121 39888 788–154 008100
Year
 2015160664 56243 050–86 07453
 2016152356 83632 329–81 34447
Sex
 Male249298 75271 176–126 32876
 Female72030 37124 790–35 95224
Locale of injury
 Home33213 23010 341–16 11910
 School16629a<1
 Street and/or highway59840 097a31
 Other public property2227712a6
 Park39415 592a12
 Unknown165051 86332 823–70 90340
Body part
 Wrist41019 48413 002–25 96615
 Head11015 88011 575–20 18512
 Forearm43812 9079621–16 19310
 Ankle31814 74510 189–19 30111
 Otherb193666 112a52
Diagnosis
 Fracture111440 87730 689–51 06532
 Contusion53223 08117 951–28 21118
 Sprain and/or strain60228 35521 163–35 54722
 Otherc96436 789a29
Disposition
 Treat and release2982123 35892 177–154 53996
 Admit19039302602–52583
 Left before complete evaluation or AMA18936a1
 Observation421a<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.”