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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics by crash type in the inception cohort

From: Describing and comparing the characteristics of injured bicyclists and other injured road users: a prospective cohort study

Characteristic Bicyclist (N = 238) Car driver passenger (N = 234) Motorbike driver or passenger (N = 193) Pedestrian/skateboard (N = 83)a P value
Age (years) 41.7 (12.7) 43.1 (17.6) 38.5 (12.7) 42.6 (18.1) 0.01
Age group      <0.0001
 17–24 years 22 (9.2) 42 (18.0) 28 (14.5) 14 (16.9)  
 25–44 years 114 (47.9) 89 (38.0) 104 (54.9) 34 (41.0)  
 45–59 years 84 (35.3) 54 (23.1) 48 (24.9) 17 (20.5)  
 60+ years 18 (7.6) 49 (20.9) 13 (6.7) 18 (21.7)  
Gender      <0.0001
 Male 180 (75.6) 113 (48.3) 168 (87.1) 50 (60.2)  
 Female 58 (24.4) 121 (51.7) 25 (12.9) 33 (40.0)  
Educational level      <0.0001
 University/tertiary 155 (65.1) 98 (41.9) 69 (36.0) 46 (55.4)  
 Other 83 (34.9) 136 (58.1) 124 (64.3) 37 (44.6)  
Work status      <0.0001
 Paid work 207 (87.0) 162 (69.2) 173 (89.6) 51 (61.5)  
 Other 31 (13.0) 72 (30.8) 20 (10.4) 32 (38.6)  
Occupation (among paid workers)      0.0006
 Professional 110 (53.7) 66 (41.0) 61 (36.1) 27 (52.9)  
 Clerical services 7 (3.4) 12 (7.5) 9 (5.3) 2 (3.9)  
 Technical/trade services 24 (11.7) 14 (8.7) 38 (22.5) 8 (15.7)  
 Manager 35 (17.1) 17 (10.6) 27 (16.0) 6 (11.8)  
 Community/personal services 7 (3.4) 18 (11.2) 8 (4.7) 3 (5.9)  
 Labourer 6 (2.9) 9 (5.6) 11 (6.5) 2 (3.9)  
 Sales worker 12 (5.8) 13 (8.1) 9 (5.3) 1 (2.0)  
 Machinery operator or driver 4 (1.9) 12 (7.5) 6 (3.6) 2 (3.9)  
Marital status      0.002
 Divorced, widowed or separated 8 (3.4) 21 (9.0) 9 (4.7) 6 (7.2)  
 Married or defacto 132 (55.5) 113 (48.2) 91 (47.2) 26 (31.3)  
 Never married 98 (41.2) 100 (42.7) 93 (48.2) 51 (61.5)  
 No 231 (97.1) 212 (91.0) 184 (95.3) 78 (94.0)  
 Moderate 31 (17.7) 47 (24.6) 37 (23.7) 11 (18.6)  
 Small or none 125 (71.4) 88 (46.1) 79 (50.6) 36 (61.0)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%) or mean (SD)
  2. aIncludes 68 pedestrians and 15 skateboard riders