Table 1

Child injury characteristics

Frequency (%)
Injury type*
 Fractures/orthopaedic33 (46.5)
 Head injuries13 (18.3)
 Soft tissue injuries11 (15.5)
 Multiple traumas9 (12.7)
 Other5 (7.0)
Context of injury
 Sports and recreation24 (33.8)
 Falls21 (29.6)
 Motor vehicle accidents20 (28.2)
 Other6 (8.5)
Injury Severity Score (ISS)†
 1–8 (mild)48 (67.6)
 9–15 (moderate)18 (25.4)
 16–24 (severe)2 (2.8)
 25+ (profound)3 (4.2)
  • n=71.

  • *One child had a skull fracture, which was counted as a head injury.

  • †Scores on the ISS range from 0 to 75, with severity ratings applied according to Bolorunduro et al.30