TABLE 4

National Estimates of Pediatric MDAEs According to Patient Demographic and Event Characteristics

CharacteristicNo. of MDAEs, Estimate [95% CI] (%)
≤2 y3–5 y6–10 y11–15 y16–21 yTotal
Patient gender
    Female8067 (46)4792 (42)7345 (43)13 938 (49)44 222 (63)78 294 [72 821–83 701] (54)
    Male9461 (54)6556 (58)9556 (57)14 764 (51)26 298 (37)66 635 [61 228–72 107] (46)
Location of event
    Unknown8325 (47)5340 (47)7251 (43)12 201 (43)24 269 (34)57 363 [38 475–78 671] (40)
    Home7005 (40)4517 (40)6010 (36)11 500 (40)26 727 (38)55 758 [40 763–72 434] (38)
    Public property1893 (11)730 (6)929 (5)1386 (5)12 958 (18)17 851 [12 739–24 632] (12)
    School20 (<1)294 (3)1296 (8)1992 (7)1723 (2)5325 [4080–6932] (4)
    Sports143 (1)208 (2)920 (5)1051 (4)1013 (1)3336 [2313–4796] (2)
    Industrial site0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)2673 (4)2673 [1101–6390] (2)
    Street140 (1)258 (2)495 (3)571 (2)925 (1)2390 [1395–4073] (2)
Patient disposition
    Treated and released or examined and released without treatment14 856 (85)9639 (85)14 871 (88)25 738 (90)67 387 (96)132 444 [118 720–139 321] (91)
    Treated and admitted for hospitalization2254 (13)1399 (12)1704 (10)1977 (7)1771 (3)9082 [2990–25 373] (6)
    Left without being seen or left against medical advice198 (1)216 (2)168 (1)313 (1)1083 (2)1979 [1223–3190] (1)
    Treated and transferred to another hospital138 (1)10 (<1)157 (1)399 (1)270 (<1)974 [494–1913] (1)
    Held for observation72 (<1)85 (1)0 (0).147 (1)10 (<1)314 [110–895] (<1)
    Deaths (dead on arrival or died in ED)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)127 (<1)0 (0)127 [16–988] (<1)