TABLE 2

Characteristics and Timing of Medical Care Among Children With Accidental Extremity Fractures (N = 206)

VariableAll, %No Delay, %Delay >8 Hours, %P
All79.120.9
Demographics
 Gender
   Male60.284.715.3
   Female39.870.729.3.016
 Race
   White53.086.413.6
   Minority46.670.829.2.006
 Insurance status
   Medicaid/CHIP/none42.773.926.1
   Private57.383.117.0.108
Fracture type
 Upper extremity69.083.116.9
 Lower extremity31.069.830.2.031
Parental observations
 Sign of injury85.482.417.6
 No signs of injury14.660.040.0.005
 Cried immediately91.0
 Did not cry9.0
 Did not cry or cries/fussy <30 min17.071.428.6
 Cries/fussy >30 min83.080.719.3.219
 Abnormal use of extremity87.981.218.8
 Normal use of extremity12.164.036.0.047
  • CHIP, Children’s Health Insurance Program.