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Table 2 Characteristics of non-accidental trauma

From: Rural versus urban pediatric non-accidental trauma: different patients, similar outcomes

  Urban (N = 31) Rural (N = 57) P valuea
Age (y), mean (SD) 2.2 (2.8) 2.8 (3.4) 0.418
Male, N (%) 20 (64.5) 30 (52.6) 0.282
ISS, median (CI) 9 (5, 9) 9 (9, 9) 0.539
Mortality, N (%) 2 (6.5) 3 (5.3) 0.818
LOS days, N (%) 6.2 (12.2) 4.0 (8.3) 0.323
Mechanism of injury blunt, N (%) 31 (100) 56 (98.3) 0.458
Payer group, N (%)    0.006
 Government 22 (71.0) 21 (36.8)  
 Commercial 7 (22.6) 33 (58.9)  
 Uninsured 2 (6.5) 3 (5.3)  
  1. ISS injury severity score, LOS length of (hospital) stay, y years
  2. aChi2 test for categorical variables, Student’s T test for comparison of means and Mann–Whitney test for comparison of medians