TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Children Receiving ED Treatment of Battery-Related Exposures in the United States, 1990–2009

CharacteristicActual SampleNational Estimate95% CI% National EstimateRate per 100 000 Children
Age, y
 0–5 184251 61842 800–60 43678.510.8
 6–17 49614 17011 493–16 84621.51.5
Gender
 Boy138839 51732 894–46 14160.25.4
 Girl94826 15621 881–30 43139.83.8
Total233865 78854 498–77 078100.04.6
  • Gender information was missing for 2 actual cases.