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 injuries84926 85420 462–33 246100
Year
 201521576624658–10 66629
 201663419 19213 550–24 83471
Sex
 Male45113 87210 321–17 42352
 Female39712 9789278–16 67848
Locale of injury
 Home22799038906–17 44834
 School00a0
 Street and/or highway683065a11
 Other public property411229a5
 Park15346a1
 Unknown49613 1779601–18 14349
Body part
 Wrist13250453546–654419
 Head1353861a14
 Forearm1423674a14
 Ankle561894a7
 Otherb38412 375a46
Diagnosis
 Fracture33410 6307976–13 28440
 Contusion14344702878–606217
 Sprain and/or strain1003382a13
 Otherc2728367a30
Disposition
 Treat and release80525 76519 309–32 22196
 Admit33687a3
 Left before complete evaluation or AMA6179a<1
 Observation15a<1
 Transfer3214a<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.”