TABLE 3

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of 3002 Patients Selected for Review Among 19 729 Patients With Discharge Diagnoses Suggesting Uncomplicated Minor Head Injuries

Not UMHIUMHI
N4032599
Age, median (interquartile range), y11 (7–13)6 (2–11)
Male, %6463
ED visited, %
    General CHR ED3549
    Pediatric ED7551
Vomited, %2720
Seizure, %61
Headache, %5025
Associated injury, %1824
    Face or scalp laceration916
    Other laceration10
    Skull fracture47
    Other fracture41
    Multiple injury2<1
Mechanism of injury, %
    Bicycle166
    Automobile-pedestrian41
    Motor vehicle accident43
    Hit head2032
    Vertical fall2130
    Fall down stairs36
    Struck by object38
    Playing sports2811
    Child abuse24
  • UMHI indicates uncomplicated minor head injury; CHR, Calgary Health Region.