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Table 1 Mechanism of injury for femur fractures by the age of the child

From: Epidemiology of pediatric femur fractures in children: the Swedish Fracture Register

Age (years) 0–3 4–6 7–9 10–12 13–15 Total
Mechanism of injury n % n % n % n % n % n %
Traffic accident a 12 6 14 10 24 20 25 25 51 40 126 18
Fall <1 m 70 32 47 33 45 38 34 35 40 32 236 33
Fall >1 m 79 37 44 31 29 24 14 14 6 5 172 24
Fall unspecified 16 7 9 6 3 2 6 6 4 3 38 5
Stress/ pathological/ spontaneous 2 1 5 4 3 3 3 3 7 6 20 3
Non-accidental 14 7 1 1 3 3 5 5 8 6 31 5
Other b 22 10 19 14 11 9 12 12 16 6 80 11
Unspecified 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 6 1
Total 216 100 141 100 119 100 99 100 134 100 709 100
  1. aTraffic accident = Accident by car, motorcycle, bicycle or accident by other vehicles
  2. bOther = Horse riding and ICD code “other accident”