TABLE 5

Evaluation of Characteristics Associated With Reporting of Suspicious Injuries

Characteristicn (%)Proportion Reported, %Univariate AnalysisMultivariate Analysis
OR (95% CI)POR (95% CI)P
Black race310 (19)81.6 (0.9–2.9).12.5 (1.2–5.0).012
No private health insurance816 (49)82.5 (1.5–4.2)<.001
Patient referred because CA suspected45 (3)4819.4 (9.8–38.4)<.00110.2 (4.1–25.3)<.001
Unfamiliarity with patient478 (28)71.5 (0.9–2.5).112.0 (1.1–3.5).021
High injury severity (4 or 5)171 (10)133.2 (1.9–5.4)<.0012.9 (1.5–5.5).001
Not laceration371 (22)23.2 (1.5–6.7).0025.3 (1.8–16.0).003
Tissue trauma854 (51)71.7 (1.1–2.6).013
Injury not consistent with history81 (5)5028.8 (16.2–51.0)<.00125.9 (12.0–55.7)<.001
Several injuries53 (3)287.4 (3.6–15.4)<.001
No. of past injuries68 (4)173.8 (1.9–7.7)<.001
Parental delay in seeking care130 (8)132.8 (1.5–5.1)<.001
At least one factor besides injury not consistent236 (14)164.5 (2.8–7.2)<.0012.7 (1.4–5.1).003
Parents have little social support102 (6)184.4 (2.3–8.3)<.001
Parental history of drug or alcohol abuse49 (3)308.2 (4.0–16.6)<.001
Parent victim of abuse37 (2.1)4315.0 (6.4–34.8)<.001
Concerns about parent/child interaction87 (5.2)288.4 (4.7–14.8)<.001
Previous CPS involvement121 (7)278.9 (5.4–14.5)<.001
No. of family factors
    01450 (95)2.55.2 (3.9–6.9)<.0014.4 (2.9–6.7)<.001
    117 (1.1)20.0
    ≥267 (4.4)36.7
  • OR indicates odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.