TABLE 1

Patient Characteristics and Dispositions for Youth Motorcycle-Related Hospitalizations in United States in 2006

Characteristicsn (95% CI)Proportion, % (95% CI)
Total estimated no. of cases5662 (5201–6122)
Event location
    Traffic3839 (3512–4167)67.8 (65.2–70.4)
    Nontraffic1822 (1735–1909)32.1 (29.5–34.8)
Gender
    Male5016 (4609–5424)89.7 (88.7–90.8)
    Female575 (460–653)10.3 (9.2–11.3)
Age group
    12–14 y1023 (887–1159)18.1 (16.3–19.8)
    15–17 y1797 (1622–1972)31.7 (30.1–33.4)
    18–20 y2840 (2590–3093)50.2 (47.9–52.4)
Median income of patient's zip code
    $1–$37 9991343 (1172–1513)24.4 (22.0–26.7)
    $38 000–$46 9991313 (1174–1452)23.8 (22.1–25.5)
    $47 000–$61 9991481 (1336–1627)26.8 (25.1–28.6)
    $62 000 or more1372 (1199–1546)24.9 (22.7–27.1)
Disposition of patient
    Routine (home)4697 (4318–5076)82.9 (81.4–84.5)
    Transfer to short-term hospital139 (103–175)2.4 (1.9–3.0)
    Transfer to other type of facility345 (283–407)6.1 (5.2–6.9)
    Home health care360 (295–425)6.4 (5.3–7.4)
    Discharge against medical advice27 (15–40)0.5 (0.3–0.7)
    Died91 (63.5–119.1)1.6 (1.15–2.1)