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Table 3 Patients attending the emergency department for injuries (cases): differences between patients with positivity vs. negativity to ADHD suggestive symptoms. P-values are the result of two-tailed Fisher exact tests for categorical variables and Mann-Whitney rank-sum tests for continuous variables

From: Emergency department attendance for injury and behaviours suggestive of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a cross-sectional study

 P-SCOD (22)N-SCOD (229)TOTAL (251)p-value
Sex   P = 1.000
 Females7 (32%)80 (35%)87 (35%)
 Males15 (68%)149 (65%)164 (65%)
Age10.3 (8.3–13.0)11.5 (8.7–13.9)11.4 (8.6–13.8)P = 0.426
Triage code   P = 0.389
 white4 (18%)42 (18%)46 (18%)
 green15 (68%)172 (75%)187 (75%)
 yellow3 (14%)15 (7%)18 (7%)
 red000
N. of previous ED accesses   P = 0.017
  ≤ 517 (77%)215 (94%)232 (92%)
  > 55 (23%)14 (6%)19 (8%)
Previous sutures   P = 0.268
None10 (45%)133 (58%)143 (57%)
1–512 (55%)96 (42%)108 (43%)
Previous fractures   P = 0.230
None18 (82%)155 (68%)173 (70%)
1–94 (18%)73 (32%)77 (30%)
Previous hospitalizations related to injuries   P = 0.071
none17 (77%)207 (90%)214 (85%)
1–55 (23%)22 (10%)27 (10%)