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Table 1 Characteristics of individuals involved in fatal crashes during the Memorial Day weekends

From: Motor vehicle fatalities during Memorial Day weekends, 1981–2016

 N (%)1p value2
Holiday periodComparison days
15,292 (35)28,065 (65)
Day of week< 0.001
 Saturday6053 (40)11,222 (40) 
 Sunday5135 (34)9882 (35) 
 Monday4104 (26)6961 (25) 
Year groups3< 0.001
 1981–19852299 (15)4309 (15) 
 1986–19902466 (16)4560 (16) 
 1991–19952079 (14)3865 (14) 
 1996–20002090 (14)3871 (14) 
 2001–20052238 (15)4019 (14) 
 2006–20101998 (13)3614 (13) 
 2011–20162122 (14)3827 (14) 
Age (years)< 0.001
 < 181885 (12)3425 (12) 
 18–6411,745 (77)21,215 (76) 
 ≥ 651662 (11)3425 (12) 
Sex< 0.001
 Male10,879 (71)20,011 (71) 
 Female4405 (29)8023 (29) 
 Unknown/not reported831 
Role< 0.001
 Driver8971 (59)17,087 (61) 
 Passenger4453 (29)7214 (26) 
 Pedestrian/other1868 (12)3764 (13) 
Region< 0.001
 Midwest3327 (21)6030 (21) 
 Northeast2057 (13)3544 (13) 
 South6692 (44)12,523 (45) 
 West3216 (21)5968 (21) 
Location< 0.001
 Rural2148 (14)3768 (13) 
 Urban13,066 (85)24,136 (86) 
 Unknown78161 
  1. 1Missing values and unknowns are not represented in the percentages
  2. 2The statistical significance was defined as p < 0.05
  3. 3The year group of “2011–2016” has 6 rather than 5 years