Table 2

Characteristics of fall-related paediatric major trauma presented as overall and by age group

Total
(n=1511)
<1 year
(n=142)
1–5 years
(n=399)
6–10 years
(n=326)
11–15 years
(n=644)
Fall injury
 Total paediatric falls (%)343 (22.7)57 (40.1)97 (24.3)86 (26.4)103 (16.0)
 Low falls (%)192 (12.7)45 (31.7)53 (13.3)42 (12.9)52 (8.1)
 High falls (%)151 (10.0)12 (8.5)44 (11.0)44 (13.5)51 (7.9)
Fall injury submechanism
 Fall on same level from slipping, tripping and stumbling (%)13 (0.9)**5 (1.5)5 (0.8)
 Fall while being carried or supported by other persons (%)36 (2.4)30 (21.1)***
 Fall involving bed (%)32 (2.2)12 (8.5)13 (3.3)6 (1.8)*
 Fall involving other furniture (%)15 (1.0)7 (4.9)6 (1.5)**
 Fall on and from stairs and steps (%)11 (0.7)***5 (0.8)
 Fall from, out of, or through building or structure (%)42 (2.8)*17 (4.3)10 (3.1)15 (2.3)
 Fall from tree (%)14 (0.9)**10 (3.1)*
 Fall involving playground equipment (%)37 (2.5)*15 (3.8)19 (5.8)*
 Fall involving trampoline (%)16 (1.1)*7 (1.8)7 (2.2)*
 Fall involving ice skates, skis, roller skates, skateboards, scooters and other pedestrian conveyances (%)42 (2.8)*5 (1.3)9 (2.8)27 (4.2)
 Fall involving skateboards (%)17 (1.1)***13 (2.0)
 Fall involving scooters (%)12 (0.8)***8 (1.2)
  • *Reflects cell counts <5.