TABLE 1

Characteristics of Stair-Related Injuries Among Children Aged <5 Years According to Child Age, United States, 1999–2008

CharacteristicAge (y)
<11234Total
National Estimate95% CI%National Estimate95% CI%National Estimate95% CI%National Estimate95% CI%National Estimate95% CI%National Estimate95% CI%
Injury mechanism
 Carried33 53127 285, 39 77624.512 1719657, 146854.049993885, 61132.21392806, 19770.91054489, 16180.953 14643 558, 62 7345.7
 Fell in baby walker22 22617 644, 26 80916.231452033, 42571.0aaaaaaaaa25 55820 365, 30 7512.7
 Jumpedaaa1506927, 20860.545193400, 56382.036872568, 48052.543553213, 54973.714 13711 278, 16 9961.5
 Fell in stroller68602869, 10 8515.02704671, 47360.9381162, 5990.2aaaaaa10 2324265, 16 1991.1
 Rode toyaaa23701537, 32030.837912838, 47451.722231454, 29931.51561914, 22091.310 1177876, 12 3571.1
 Tripped on objectaaa547206,8890.2346113, 5780.2aaaaaa20131261, 27660.2
 Fell without object/action74 03760 517, 87 55854.0279 519240 960, 318 07892.6212 778181 552, 244 00493.7141 220120 490, 161 95094.5109 12993 460, 124 79793.6816 683701 494, 931 87387.6
 Totalb136 988114 042, 159 933301 962259 975, 343 949226 988194 129, 259 846149 383127 477, 171 290116 56599 683, 133 447931 886799 283, 1 064 490
Body region
 Head and neck112 17193 194, 131 14887.5233 491199 530, 267 45379.0165 171139 798, 190 54473.6105 91290 106, 121 71871.579 46367 354, 91 57168.4696 208594 052, 798 36376.3
 Upper extremity35382520, 45562.829 11224 784, 33 4409.929 94424 733, 35 15513.322 89818 789, 27 00615.517 39214 317, 20 46715.0102–88487 707, 118 06011.3
 Lower extremity80176045, 99886.326 25021 919, 30 5828.92370219 632, 27 77210.614 00011 477, 16 5239.514 13711 648, 16 62512.286 10673 184, 99 0289.4
 Trunk19891230, 27491.644613405, 55171.546293294, 59642.149113568, 62543.349673551, 63834.320 95816 841, 25 0752.3
 >25% of body24381446, 34291.920821378, 27860.71080590, 15700.5390161, 6200.3aaa62714651, 78920.7
 Totalb128 153106 791, 149 515295 396254 155, 336 638224527191 906, 257 148148 111126 428, 169 794116 23999 366, 133 113912 427782 612, 1 042 242
Injury type
 Soft tissue injury58 48747 516, 69 45843.3115 21595 857, 134 57338.47223959 986, 84 49231.941 36234 508, 48 21727.832 83826 613, 39 06228.2320 141267 997, 372 28634.6
 Laceration87976886, 10 7076.561 83652 445, 71 22720.66889057 451, 80 33030.456 26947 195, 65 34237.847 19139 420, 54 96340.5242 983206 418, 279 54826.2
 Closed head injury43 64433 524, 53 76532.371 16657 031, 85 30223.73929931 779, 46 81817.421 91616 776, 27 05614.713 27710 292, 16 26311.4189 303151 442, 227 16420.4
 Fracture10 0477535, 12 5597.424 94820 346, 29 5508.32641021 658, 31 16311.719 48315 943, 23 02313.116 42113 626, 19 21714.197 31081 754, 112 86610.5
 Dislocationaaa65575065, 80482.250033610, 63962.21527870, 21851.0571179, 9630.513 99610 729, 17 2631.5
 Miscellaneous13 707108 73, 16 54210.220 11516 142, 24 0896.71441110 989, 17 8326.484176590, 10 2435.661074760, 74545.262 75752 175, 73 3386.8
 Totalb135 021112 335, 157 706299 838258 098, 341 578226 252193 508, 258 997148 975127 102, 170 847116 40599 540, 133 271926 491794 571, 1 058 410
  • a These are unstable estimates because the unweighted number of cases is <20.

  • b The total N varies because missing values were omitted from analyses.