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Table 1 Comparing the baseline characteristics between the burned children and controls

From: Individual-level predictors of inpatient childhood burn injuries: a case–control study

Variables Case (n = 281) Control (n = 273) p-valuec
Age (year)a 3.27 (0.14) 5.66 (0.23) <0.001c
Sex (male)b 170 (61) 143 (53) 0.06
Birth order 1.76 (0.96) 1.88 (1.15) 0.2
Family size 4.64 (2.56) 4.69 (1.86) 0.8
Total ADHD    
 Inattentive 2.89 (0.17) 2.30 (0.15) 0.01c
 Hyperactive 7.91 (0.30) 6.51 (0.30) 0.001c
Economic status    0.001c
 SES (richest) 42 (16.5) 74 (28.4)
 SES (second richest) 43 (16.9) 48 (18.4)
 SES (middle) 50 (19.7) 59 (22.6)
 SES (second poorest) 59 (23.2) 38 (14.6)
 SES (poorest) 60 (23.6) 42 (16.1)
Watching TV (hours) 1.78 (1.63) 2.36 (1.77) <0.001c
Playing out of the house (hours) 2.03 (2.29) 1.25 (1.69) <0.001c
Level of flammability of cloths    0.003c
 Very low 21 (7.6) 31 (11.4)
 Low 135 (48.9) 159 (58.5)
 High 116 (42) 82 (30.1)
 Very High 4 (1.4) 0 (0)
Having burns history in last year (yes) 12 (4.29) 18 (6.64) 0.2
Having burns history in family (yes) 68 (24.37) 72 (26.47) 0.6
Having burns scar (yes) 70 (25.83) 48 (17.71) 0.02c
Having epilepsy (yes) 9 (3.25) 18 (6.64) 0.07
Having musculoskeletal disorders (yes) 9 (3.22) 13 (4.81) 0.3
  1. aVariables with numeric scales are reported as Mean (standard deviation)
  2. bVariables with categorical scales are reported as Number (percent) cp-value ≤0.05