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Table 1 Distributions of injured body regions, injury severity, and disposition after an emergency department (ED) visit among 305 child motorcycle passengers

From: Effects of helmet nonuse and seating position on patterns and severity of injuries in child motorcycle passengers

Characteristic Child passengers (N = 305)
No. (%)
Injured body region   
 Head 121 (39.7)
 Face 129 (42.3)
 Chest 18 (5.9)
 Abdomen 35 (11.5)
 Extremity 247 (81.0)
 External 2 (0.7)
 Multiple (≥ 2 body regions) 158 (51.8)
Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS)
 AIS-Head
  0 184 (60.3)
  1 110 (36.1)
  2 5 (1.7)
  3 1 (0.3)
  4 4 (1.3)
  5 1 (0.3)
 AIS-Face
  0 176 (57.7)
  1 126 (41.3)
  2 3 (1.0)
 AIS-Chest
  0 287 (94.1)
  1 17 (5.6)
  3 1 (0.3)
 AIS-Abdomen
  0 270 (88.5)
  1 28 (9.2)
  2 6 (2.0)
  3 1 (0.3)
 AIS-Extremities
  0 58 (19.0)
  1 215 (70.5)
  2 27 (8.9)
  3 5 (1.6)
 AIS-External
  0 303 (99.3)
  1 2 (0.7)
Injury Severity Score (ISS)
 Mild (ISS ≤ 4) 277 (89.8)
 Severe (ISS ≥ 5) 28 (9.2)
Disposition after ED visit
 Admitted to an intensive care unit 8 (2.6)
 Admitted to a ward 26 (8.5)
 Discharged 271 (88.9)