Demographics of High-Energy Mechanisms of Injury in the Kids Inpatient Database


The purpose of this study was to review the relationship of patient demographics to mechanism of injury (MOI). The 2000 Kids Inpatient Database (KID) was used. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the relationship between each MOI relative to other MOIs for each of five identified predictors (age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, geographic region). The KID had 87,795 children with a MOI coded and complete data for all predictors. For motor vehicle accidents, 16- to 20-year-olds were up to 3.72 times more likely to be involved than any other age group, and males were 40% less likely compared with females. For firearm hospitalizations, 16- to 20-year-old black males have significantly higher risk compared with all other identified groups. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 15(3):160–166, 2006)

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Brian Leung, MD, Kenneth J. Koval, MD, Brian Carney, MD, and Kevin F.
Spratt, PhD