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Table 2 Injury mechanism for proximal and diaphyseal humeral fractures presented for girls, boys and total

From: Epidemiology of proximal and diaphyseal humeral fractures in children: an observational study from the Swedish Fracture Register

  Proximal Diaphyseal
Girls, n (%) Boys, n (%) Total, n (%) Girls, n (%) Boys, n (%) Total, n (%)
Simple falls 287 (29) 258 (37) 545 (32) 19 (18) 56 (28) 75 (25)
 Tripping 149 127 275 11 30 41
 Ice-skating/skiing 70 65 135 5 14 19
 On snow/ice 42 40 82 2 9 11
Falls from height 347 (35) 206 (30) 553 (33) 28 (27) 46 (23) 74 (25)
 Playground facilites 169 115 284 19 26 45
Unspecified falls 78 (8) 34 (5) 112 (7) 3 (3) 10 (5) 13 (4)
Transportation accidents 204 (20) 118 (17) 322 (19) 24 (23) 25 (13) 49 (16)
 Pedastrian 2 1 3 1 2 3
 Bicycle/motorcycle 43 106 149 8 19 27
 Car 1 1 2 1 3 4
 Horse-riding 150 5 155 13 1 14
 Unspecified 8 5 13 1 0 1
Stress/pathological/spontaneous 2 (0.2) 2 (0.3) 4 (0.2) 2 (2) 14 (7) 16 (5)
Non-accidental 3 (0.3) 3 (0.4) 6 (0.4) 3 (3) 4 (2) 7 (2)
Other accidents 60 (6) 50 (7) 110 (6) 17 (17) 36 (18) 53 (18)
Not registered 23 (2) 21 (3) 44 (3) 7 (7) 6 (3) 13 (4)
Total 1004 (100) 692 (100) 1696 (100) 103 (100) 197 (100) 300 (100)