TABLE 1

Characteristics of Childhood Crib-, Playpen-, and Bassinet-Related Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments in the United States, 1990–2008

National Estimate (95% CI)Percentage of Total National Estimate
Gender
    Male101 893 (84 060–119 726)56.1
    Female79 761 (63 662–95 860)43.9
Age, mo
    0–519 271 (14 755–23 787)10.6
    6–1162 852 (49 509–76 194)34.6
    12–1760 658 (50 175–71 142)33.4
    18–2338 873 (30 620–47 126)21.4
Type of Injury
    Concussion or closed head injury37 883 (27 656–48 110)21.1
    Soft-tissue injury61 239 (48 245–74 233)34.1
    Laceration25 578 (21 069–30 087)14.3
    Fracture21 573 (17 550–25 597)12.0
    Other33 128 (26 436–39 820)18.5
Mechanism of injury
    Fell or jumped out of crib120 319 (98 537–142 101)66.2
    Hit, cut, or fell in crib26 650 (21 430–31 870)14.7
    Caught or wedged in crib9908 (7578–12 238)5.5
    Other24 777 (18 056–31 498)13.6
Body region injured
    Head or neck70 736 (56 151–85 322)40.3
    Face48 247 (38 483–58 010)27.5
    Upper extremity25 238 (19 761–30 716)14.3
    Lower extremity14 193 (11 631–16 755)8.1
    Other17 223 (13 366–21 079)9.8
Type of product
    Crib151 075 (121 860–180 290)83.2
    Playpen22 978 (18 904–27 052)12.6
    Bassinet7602 (5782–9421)4.2
Disposition from emergency department
    Treated and released170 374 (139 133–201 615)93.9
    Admitted, transferred, or held7204 (5291–9117)4.0
    Died2140 (1038–3241)1.2
    Left against medical advice1665 (827–2502)0.9