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Table 1 Sociodemographic and injury characteristics, by sex, among the study populationa

From: Sequence analysis of sickness absence and disability pension in the year before and the three years following a bicycle crash; a nationwide longitudinal cohort study of 6353 injured individuals

  All Women Men
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total (row%) 6353 (100) 2729 (43.0) 3624 (57.0)
Age groupb
 18–40 years 3122 (49.1) 1298 (47.6) 1824 (50.3)
 41–59 years 3231 (50.9) 1431 (52.4) 1800 (49.7)
Level of educationb
 Elementary 1078 (17.0) 391 (14.3) 687 (19.0)
 High School 2908 (45.8) 1200 (44.0) 1708 (47.1)
 University/College 2367 (37.3) 1138 (41.7) 1229 (33.9)
Country of birthb
 Sweden 5382 (84.7) 2290 (83.9) 3092 (85.3)
 Not Sweden 971 (15.3) 439 (16.1) 532 (14.7)
Type of living areab
 Big cities 2229 (35.1) 965 (35.4) 1264 (34.9)
 Medium-sized cities 2638 (41.5) 1152 (42.2) 1486 (41.0)
 Small cities/villages 1486 (23.4) 612 (22.4) 874 (24.1)
Marital statusb
 Married 2052 (32.3) 951 (34.8) 1101 (30.4)
 Not married 4301 (67.7) 1778 (65.2) 2523 (69.6)
Crash typec
 Single 5378 (84.7) 2235 (81.9) 3143 (86.7)
 Collision with pedestrian, animal, or other bicycle 366 (5.8) 188 (6.9) 178 (4.9)
 Collision with motor vehicle 609 (9.6) 306 (11.2) 303 (8.4)
Inpatient healthcarec
 No 5304 (83.5) 2293 (84.0) 3011 (83.1)
 Yes 1049 (16.5) 436 (16.0) 613 (16.9)
Type of injuryc
 Fracture 2316 (36.5) 956 (35.0) 1360 (37.5)
 Dislocation 280 (4.4) 74 (2.7) 206 (5.7)
 Sprains and strains 566 (8.9) 266 (9.7) 300 (8.3)
 Internal 604 (9.5) 262 (9.6) 342 (9.4)
 External 2447 (38.5) 1108 (40.6) 1339 (36.9)
 Other and unspecified 140 (2.2) 63 (2.3) 77 (2.1)
Body regionc
 ‘Head, face, and neck, not TBI’d 1224 (19.3) 495 (18.1) 729 (20.1)
 ‘TBI, not concussion’ 79 (1.2) 28 (1.0) 51 (1.4)
 ‘Concussion’ 484 (7.6) 222 (8.1) 262 (7.2)
‘All head and neck’e 1787 (28.1) 745 (27.2) 1042 (28.7)
 ‘Spine and back’ 131 (2.1) 57 (2.1) 74 (2.0)
 ‘Torso’ 458 (7.2) 192 (7.0) 266 (7.3)
 ‘Upper extremities’ 2729 (43.0) 1052 (38.5) 1677 (46.3)
 ‘Lower extremities’ 1158 (18.2) 647 (23.7) 511 (14.1)
 ‘Other and unspecified’ 90 (1.4) 36 (1.3) 54 (1.5)
  1. a6353 individuals aged 18–59 years injured in a bicycle crash in 2010 in Sweden
  2. b31st of December 2009
  3. cAt the presumed crash date
  4. dAbbreviation: TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
  5. eSum of the categories: ‘Head, face, and neck, not TBI’, ‘TBI, not concussion’, and ‘Concussion’