TABLE 5.

Characteristics of Children With Femur Fractures, With and Without Associated Injury: Colorado, 1998–2001

Patient CharacteristicsNo Associated Injury (N = 813)Associated Injury (N = 326)P Value
Median age, y712.0001
Gender, %.0994
    Male71.266.3
    Female28.833.7
Race, %.0016
    Non-Hispanic white64.570.6
    Hispanic21.319.3
    Black4.14.9
    Other/unknown10.15.2
Mechanism of injury, %<.0001
    MVC7.636.5
    NAT1.93.1
    Fall59.424.0
    Pedestrian3.314.6
    Bicyclist5.611.5
    Struck by person/object14.54.2
Median ISS, d (range)9.0 (4.0–19.0)17.0 (4.0–75.0)<.0001
Median LOS, d (range)2.0 (0.0–38.0)4.0 (0.0–59.0)<.0001
Case fatality, n (%)0 (0.0)25 (8.0)<.0001