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Table 1 Demographic characteristics by event

From: Predictors of increasing injury severity across suspected recurrent episodes of non-accidental trauma: a retrospective cohort study

  Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5
Number of children 914 361 111 37 15
Male, N (%) 496 (54.27) 203 (56.23) 59 (53.15) 24 (64.86) 10 (66.67)
Lives in urban area (at first NAT), N (%)a 670 (73.46) 256 (70.91) 75 (67.57) 23 (62.16) 7 (46.67)
Age, N (%)      
 0–6 months 291 (31.84) 29 (8.03) 1 (0.9) 1 (2.7) 1 (6.67)
 6–12 months 201 (21.99) 45 (12.47) 5 (4.5) 2 (5.41) 1 (6.67)
 12–18 months 159 (17.4) 75 (20.78) 16 (14.41) 6 (16.22) 2 (13.33)
 18–24 months 99 (10.83) 80 (22.16) 21 (18.92) 7 (18.92) 2 (13.33)
 24–30 months 69 (7.55) 52 (14.4) 34 (30.63) 21 (56.76) 9 (60)
  > 30 months 95 (10.39) 80 (22.16) 34 (30.63) 21 (56.76) 9 (60)
Percent of individuals living below poverty, median (IQR)a 19.75 (14.1, 26.6) 19.4 (14.1, 26.8) 19.7 (15.7, 26.8) 20.5 (18.2, 29.6) 19.2 (16.8, 22.5)
Dx type, N (%)      
 Skeletal Survey 568 (62.14) 102 (28.25) 20 (18.02) 2 (5.41) 0 (0)
 Abuse Code 332 (36.32) 87 (24.1) 21 (18.92) 10 (27.03) 2 (13.33)
 Injury 730 (79.87) 308 (85.32) 97 (87.39) 33 (89.19) 15 (100)
  1. aBased on the child’s zip code at their first suspected non-accidental trauma (NAT) event and based on 5-year averages from the 2007 to 2011 American Community Survey of the US Census