TABLE 1.

Study Population by Age, Gender, Admission and Length of Stay, External Cause, and Type of Injury for the Total Study Sample and Responders (2.5 Months)

Total (n = 1221)%Respondents, % (n = 527)P Value
AgeP < .05
    5–843735.838.1
    9–1134228.130.0
    12–1444236.231.9
GenderNS
    Boys69657.056.4
    Girls52543.043.6
Hospitalization<.05
    Not admitted78464.262.6
    1–3 d34228.032.2
    ≥4 d544.44.8
    Unknown403.30.6
TransportNS
    Ambulance transport21517.618.4
    No ambulance100282.180.9
    Unknown40.30.7
External causeNS
    Home and leisure79465.061.4
    Traffic17714.515.4
    Sport23319.121.7
    Intentional60.50.7
    Unknown110.90.7
Type of injury
    Head injury22818.517.5<.05
    Facial injury (including eye)604.94.0
    Upper extremity fractures40433.140.0
    Lower extremity fractures15612.814.0
    Dislocation upper and lower extremity796.56.8
    Internal organ injury342.82.3
    Minor external injuries (incl. burns)15212.58.5
    Other and unspecified injury*1088.96.8
Multiple injuryNS
    1107087.688.8
    212510.39.3
    ≥3262.11.9
  • NS indicates not significant (significance level .05).

  • * Consists of spinal cord injury, injury of nerves, whiplash, open wounds, and poisoning.