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Table 2 Demographic Characteristics and Injury Circumstance among Traffic Injury Cases (N = 1,656) by age groups, Japan, 2003

From: Clinical consequences of road traffic injuries among the elderly in Japan

Group 1 2 3
Age (years) 18 - 64 65 - 74 75 +
Cases 1459 119 78
Gender (% males) 56.8 * 38.7 48.7
Address (% outside Kurume) 41.9 34.5 35.9
Transfer Circumstance (%)    
   Ambulance 47.4 * 73.1 82.1 ***
Payment Type (%)    
   Mandatory car insurance 69.5 * 52.1 57.7
   Social insurance 18.5 16.8 10.3
   National insurance 5.7 * 26.9 29.5 ***
   Occupational insurance 1.9 0.0 0.0
   Self pay 4.4 4.2 2.6
Medical Service (%)    
   Orthopedic 80.3 72.3 57.7 ***
   Neurosurgery 8.7 14.3 19.2 ***
   Plastic surgery 5.6 2.5 9.0
   General surgery 4.7 9.2 11.5 ***
   Others 0.6 1.7 2.6
Time of ED visit (%)    
   08:30 - 16:59 32.9 * 53.8 57.7 ***
   17:00 - 23:59 43.7 37.0 30.8
   00:00 - 08:29 23.4 * 9.2 11.5
Weekend (%) 35.6 37.0 26.9
Mechanism of Injury (%)    
   Automobile 68.0 * 38.7 37.2 ***
   Pedestrian 4.7 * 21.9 20.5 ***
   Bicycle 8.8 * 25.2 29.5 ***
   Motorcycle 16.5 11.8 11.5
   Others 2.1 2.5 1.3
  1. * group 1 is significantly different (P ≤ 0.01) from group 2
  2. ** group 2 is significantly different (P ≤ 0.01) from group 3
  3. *** group 3 is significantly different (P ≤ 0.01) from group 1