TABLE 3

Injury Characteristics of the Parents and Children

Both Injured Child InjuredParent InjuredNeither Injured
Injured parents, n1753
 Injury mechanism, %NANA
  Motor vehicle occupant64.722.6
  Pedestrian23.51.9
  Burn5.920.8
  Fall0.035.8
  Struck by an object0.03.8
  Other5.915.1
 Transferred from another hospital, %17.7NA73.6NA
 HMC ED disposition, %NANA
  Ward26.750.9
  ICU13.328.3
  Operating room6.720.8
  Home53.30.0
 ED motor GCS score, %NANA
  693.890.6
  1, Pharmacologically paralyzed6.29.4
 ISS, mean (SD)6.4 (10.7)NA8.5 (8.2)NA
Injured children, n1652NANA
 Injury mechanism, %NANA
  Motor vehicle occupant68.713.5
  Pedestrian25.05.8
  Burn6.315.4
  Fall0.030.7
  Struck by an object0.025.0
  Other0.09.6
 Transferred from another hospital, %18.867.3NANA
 HMC ED disposition, %NANA
  Ward42.940.4
  ICU21.442.3
  Operating room7.113.5
  Home28.63.8
 ED motor GCS score, %NANA
  6100.088.5
  50.03.9
  1, not pharmacologically paralyzed0.01.9
  1, pharmacologically paralyzed0.01.9
  Unknown0.03.9
 ISS, mean (SD)4.6 (7.2)7.0 (5.6)NANA
  • Medical records data were missing for 1 parent and 1 child. GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; HMC, Harborview Medical Center; ISS, Injury Severity Score; NA, not applicable.