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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of risk factors associated with electric scooter injuries

From: Risk of hospital admission related to scooter trauma injuries: a national emergency room database study

  Admission Status  
  No Yesa  
  Count Percentage Mean Standard Deviation Count Percentage Mean Standard Deviation P value
Total   1095 100%    96 100%    
Day Weekday 722 65.9%    67 69.8%    0.500
Weekend 373 34.1%    29 30.2%    
Season Fall 287 26.2%    17 17.7%    0.129
Spring 256 23.4%    31 32.3%    
Summer 371 33.9%    34 35.4%    
Winter 181 16.5%    14 14.6%    
Age    26 24    37 31 < 0.001
Sex Male 677 61.8%    72 75.0%    0.011
Female 418 38.2%    24 25.0%    
Race Not Recorded 337 30.8%    28 29.2%    0.567
White 494 45.1%    49 51.0%    
African American 200 18.3%    16 16.7%    
Asian American 48 4.4%    1 1.0%    
Native American 14 1.3%    2 2.1%    
Pacific Islander 2 0.2%    0 0.0%    
Helmet Use Yes 44 38.3%    8 38.1%    0.989
No 71 61.7%    13 61.9%    
Location Not Recorded 399 36.4%    25 26.0%    0.008
Home 212 19.4%    13 13.5%    
Street or Highway 307 28.0%    45 46.9%    
Public Property 150 13.7%    11 11.5%    
School 5 0.5%    0 0.0%    
Recreational 22 2.0%    2 2.1%    
Multiple Riders No 1075 98.2%    95 99.0%    1.000
Yes 20 1.8%    1 1.0%    
Thrown from vehicle No 177 16.2%    15 15.6%    1.000
Yes 918 83.8%    81 84.4%    
Scooter struck MVb No 943 86.1%    65 67.7%    < 0.001
Yes 152 13.9%    31 32.3%    
Speed > 20 No 39 69.6%    6 60.0%    0.714
Yes 17 30.4%    4 40.0%    
Alcohol No 1077 98.4%    91 94.8%    0.032
Yes 18 1.6%    5 5.2%    
Region of Body Head/neck/face 338 30.9%    28 29.2%    < 0.001
Limbs 655 59.8%    42 43.8%    
Multiple 8 0.7%    1 1.0%    
Other 4 0.4%    0 0.0%    
Torso 90 8.2%    25 26.0%    
Diagnosis Brain 143 13.1%    23 24.0%    < 0.001
Burns 8 0.7%    0 0.0%    
Contusion/laceration/abrasions 447 40.8%    8 8.3%    
Fracture 236 21.6%    54 56.3%    
Internal organ 1 0.1%    3 3.1%    
Musculoskeletal 41 3.7%    3 3.1%    
Strain/sprain 219 20.0%    5 5.2%    
Stratum Childrens 202 18.4%    21 21.9%    0.050
Large 192 17.5%    17 17.7%    
Medium 178 16.3%    13 13.5%    
Small 122 11.1%    2 2.1%    
Very Large 401 36.6%    43 44.8%    
  1. a Only includes patients who were treated and admitted
  2. b MV = motor vehicle