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Table 4 Reported accidents causing later shaft fractures of femur or humerus

From: The epidemiology of infant shaft fractures of femur or humerus by incidence, birth, accidents, and other causes

  No reported accident Reported accident
Fall accident Other type of accident
All All From being carried From same level From furniture or equipment From bed From stairs Unspecified Pinching Transport
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Femur shaft fracture
  < 6 months (n = 102) 37 (36.3) 65 (63.7) 53 (51.9) 16 (15.7) 5 (4.9) 4 (3.9) 3 (2.9) 0 25 (24.5) 10 (9.8) 2 (2.0)
 6 to 12 months (n = 185) 30 (16.2) 155 (83.8) 145 (78.4) 34 (18.4) 24 (13.0) 20 (10.8) 13 (7.0) 14 (7.6) 40 (21.6) 8 (4.3) 2 (1.1)
 All (n = 287) 67 (23.3) 220 (76.7) 198 (69.0) 50 (17.4) 29 (10.1) 24 (8.4) 16 (5.6) 14 (4.9) 65 (22.6) 18 (6.3) 4 (1.4)
Humerus shaft fracture
  < 6 months (n = 96) 48 (50.0) 48 (49.9) 44 (45.8) 8 (8.3) 1 (1.0) 3 (3.1) 2 (2.1) 0 30 (31.3) 3 (3.1) 1 (1.0)
 6 to 12 months (n = 46) 11 (23.9) 35 (76.1) 35 (761.1) 3 (6.5) 9 (19.6) 7 (15.2) 2 (4.4) 0 14 (30.4) 0 0
All (n = 142) 59 (41.6) 83 (58.4) 79 (55.5) 11 (7.7) 10 (7.0) 10 (7.0) 4 (2.8) 0 44 (31.0) 3 (2.1) 1 (0.7)