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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 5002 younger and older injured ATV users

From: Age and the risk of All-Terrain Vehicle-related injuries in children and adolescents: a cross sectional study

Variable Adults (≥16 yrs) Youth (< 16 yrs) p
n = 2119 (42.4%) n = 2883 (57.6%)
Gender
Male (%) 1676 (79.1) 2006 (69.6) < 0.01
Driver Status
Driver (%) 1426 (67.3) 1224 (42.5) < 0.001
Helmet Use
Yes (%) 799 (37.7) 1288 (44.7) < 0.001
Era of Injury
1990–1995 (%) 233 (11.0) 460 (16.0) < 0.001
1996–2000 (%) 510 (24.1) 762 (26.4)  
2001–2005 (%) 661 (31.2) 881 (30.6)  
2006–2010 (%) 715 (33.7) 780 (27.1)  
Region
Easterna (%) 669 (31.6) 1110 (38.5) < 0.001
Centralb (%) 1256 (59.3) 1376 (47.7) < 0.001
Westernc (%) 194 (9.2) 397 (13.8) < 0.001
Admission Status
Admitted (%) 728 (34.4) 1015 (35.2) NS
Injury Severity
Mild (%) 1257 (59.3) 1752 (59.8) NS
Moderate (%) 430 (20.3) 681 (23.6) NS
Serious (%) 364 (17.2) 343 (11.9) < 0.001
Fatal (%) 2 (0.1) 6 (0.2)  
  1. aEastern Region = Centres within provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Quebec; bCentral Region = Centres within provinces of Manitoba and Ontario and cWestern Region = Centres within Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories
  2. NS not significantly different from adults