TABLE 1

TV-Related Injuries Treated in US EDs, by Age (1990–2011)

Description<5 y of Age5–10 y of Age11–17 y of AgeTotal
nN (%)95% CInN (%)95% CInN (%)95% CInN (%)95% CI
Total8005245 000 (64.3)208 479–281 521298292 621 (24.3)76 454–108 789124043 264 (11.4)35 506–51 02212 227380 885 (100.0)322 762–439 009
Gender
 Male4942150 409 (39.5)127 934–172 884183157 188 (15.0)47 540–66 83771524 075 (6.3)19 610–28 5407488231 672 (60.8)196 440–266 904
 Female306194 579 (24.8)79 794–109 364115135 433 (9.3)28 521–42 34552519 189 (5.0)15 580–22 7994737149 201 (39.2)125 467–172 936
Mechanism of injury
 TV falls4877137 675 (36.1)113 908–161 441167749087 (12.9)39 797–58 37641113 031 (3.4)9950–16 1126965199 793 (52.5)165 041–234 544
 Strike TV282197 285 (25.5)83 527–111 043104835 222 (9.2)29 545–40 90035212 778 (3.4)10 407–15 1504221145 285 (38.1)125 353–165 219
 Move TV833283 (0.9)2241–43251083286 (0.9)2216–435634112 629 (3.3)9769–15 48853219 198 (5.0)15 073–23 322
 Other2246757 (1.8)2957–10 5571495026 (1.3)2685–73681364826 (1.3)3213–643950916 609 (4.4)9626–23 593
Body region injured
 Head/neck5431171 062 (44.9)146 832–195 292185357 915 (15.2)48 035–67 79535712 121 (3.2)9526–14 7157641241 098 (63.4)205 883–276 313
 Upper extremity52914 848 (3.9)11 631–18 06434611 112 (2.9)8628–13 59536112 335 (3.2)9824–14 845123638 295 (10.1)31 203–45 384
 Torso3027861 (2.1)6210–95121163624 (1.0)2435–48121435359 (1.4)3826–689256116 844 (4.4)13 378–20 309
 Lower extremity169249 777 (13.1)40 354–59 20064919 443 (5.1)15 640–23 24735512 788 (3.4)10 292–15 284269682 008 (21.6)67 455–96 560
 Multiple body regions31975 (0.3)493–145716a23645 (0.2)185–1106702127 (0.6)1330–2924
Diagnosis
 Laceration271093 277 (24.5)80 234–106 321112637 012 (9.7)30 692–43 3322799682 (2.5)7557–11 8064115139 971 (36.8)119 721–160 222
 Concussion/CHI136732 607 (8.6)24 008–41 20640510 309 (2.7)7361–13 2571023321 (0.9)2238–4403187446 237 (12.2)34 363–58 111
 Soft tissue injury265185 868 (22.5)72 330–99 40594430 214 (7.9)24 971–35 45646317 578 (4.6)14 153–21 0024058133 660 (35.1)112 975–154 343
 Fracture78019 310 (5.1)15 339–23 2812848252 (2.2)6384–10 1201243984 (1.0)2835–5133118831 546 (8.3)25 605–37 489
 Strain/sprain1103645 (1.0)2459–4831672419 (0.6)1538–32991595631 (1.5)4269–699333611 695 (3.1)9020–14 370
 Other3759916 (2.6)6665–13 1671484303 (1.1)2543–60631113055 (0.8)2211–390063417 274 (4.5)12 251–22 297
Disposition from ED
 Treated and releasedb7540235 947 (61.9)200 590–271 303287590 315 (23.7)74 702–105 929121342 563 (11.2)35 233–49 89211 628368 825 (96.9)312 229–425 421
 Treated and admittedc3586929 (1.8)5278–8579721773 (0.5)1100–244513a4439003 (2.4)6986–11 017
 Held for <24 hd37443 (0.1)141–74511a3a51598 (0.2)180–1017
 Left against medical advice581303 (0.3)692–191419a11a881990 (0.5)1259–2722
 Fatalitye5a1a0a6a
  • n is the actual number of cases, and N is the national estimate. CHI, closed head injury.

  • a Estimates are unstable because there were <20 actual cases.

  • b Treated and released, or examined and released without treatment.

  • c Includes treated and transferred to another hospital, treated and transferred for hospitalization, and treated and admitted for hospitalization within the same facility.

  • d Held for <24 h in observation unit.

  • e Includes died in the ED.