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Table 2 Injury 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
Injury type, N(%)
 Fracture 307 (33.59) 61 (16.9) 12 (10.81) 7 (18.92) 2 (13.33)
 Dislocation 34 (3.72) 25 (6.93) 10 (9.01) 2 (5.41) 2 (13.33)
 Burn 42 (4.6) 18 (4.99) 6 (5.41) 0 (0) 1 (6.67)
 Retinal hemorrhage 29 (3.17) 10 (2.77) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Intracranial 81 (8.86) 18 (4.99) 3 (2.7) 3 (8.11) 2 (13.33)
 Abdominal thoracic 19 (2.08) 4 (1.11) 1 (0.9) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Open wound 104 (11.38) 95 (26.32) 28 (25.23) 13 (35.14) 6 (40)
 Superficial Injuries 114 (12.47) 44 (12.19) 13 (11.71) 6 (16.22) 2 (13.33)
 Contusions 267 (29.21) 91 (25.21) 33 (29.73) 11 (29.73) 2 (13.33)
 Other (Blood vessel, Crush, Spinal cord) 14 (0.02) 6 (0.02) 4 (0.04) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Location of injury, N (%)
 Head/neck 268 (29.32) 72 (19.94) 14 (12.61) 8 (21.62) 4 (26.67)
 Face 64 (7) 25 (6.93) 10 (9.01) 1 (2.7) 3 (20)
 Chest 59 (6.46) 13 (3.6) 3 (2.7) 1 (2.7) 1 (6.67)
 Abdomen and pelvic contents 47 (5.14) 14 (3.88) 2 (1.8) 3 (8.11) 0 (0)
 Extremities or pelvic girdle 337 (36.87) 104 (28.81) 35 (31.53) 10 (27.03) 3 (20)
 External 509 (55.69) 218 (60.39) 78 (70.27) 21 (56.76) 8 (53.33)
Number of injuries, N (%)
 0 76 (8.32) 37 (10.25) 8 (7.21) 3 (8.11) 0 (0)
 1 279 (30.53) 138 (38.23) 41 (36.94) 17 (45.95) 7 (46.67)
 2 218 (23.85) 103 (28.53) 38 (34.23) 10 (27.03) 5 (33.33)
 3 90 (9.85) 31 (8.59) 16 (14.41) 2 (5.41) 2 (13.33)
 4 67 (7.33) 19 (5.26) 2 (1.8) 3 (8.11) 0 (0)
 5+ 184 (20.13) 33 (9.14) 6 (5.41) 2 (5.41) 1 (6.67)
Died during episode, N (%) 0 (0) 2 (0.55) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
New Injury Severity Score, median (IQR) 4 (1, 12) 2 (1, 5) 2 (1, 5) 2 (1, 5) 2 (1, 5)