Table 1

Patient and collision characteristics for incidents associated with electric scooters in Copenhagen

CharacteristicNo (%)P value
Riders (n=435)
Non-riders (n=33)
Total (n=468)Electric riders versus manual riders
Manual (n=323)Electric (n=112)Manual (n=15)Electric (n=18)
Demographic characteristics
 <15273 (84.5)6 (5.4)5 (33.3)1 (5.6)285 (60.9)<0.0001
 15–178 (2.5)6 (5.4)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)14 (3.0)0.1343
 18–255 (1.6)36 (32.1)1 (6.7)0 (0.0)42 (9.0)<0.0001
 26–4011 (3.4)31 (27.7)3 (20.0)2 (11.1)47 (10.0)<0.0001
 41–6414 (4.3)27 (24.1)3 (20.0)3 (16.7)47 (10.0)<0.0001
 65–791 (0.3)2 (1.8)1 (6.7)7 (38.9)11 (2.4)0.1030
 >791 (0.3).2 (13.3)3 (16.7)6 (1.3)0.5569
 Missing10 (3.1)4 (3.6)0 (0.0)2 (11.1)20 (4.3)0.8062
Gender
 Female159 (49.2)64 (57.1)11 (73.3)13 (72.2)247 (52.8)0.0995
 Male152 (47.1)42 (37.5)4 (26,7)3 (16.6)201 (43.0)
 Missing12 (3.7)6 (5.4)0 (0.0)2 (11.1)20 (4.3)
Accident characteristics
Mechanism of injury
 Rider
 Fall, no specific details303 (93.8)97 (86.6)NANANA0.0159
 Collision with an object9 (2.8)5 (4.5)NANANA0.3865
 Hit by vehicle or moving object11 (3.4)10 (8.9)NANANA0.0189
 Non-rider
 Hit by scooterNANA9 (60.0)10 (55.6)NA0.0136*
 Tripped over scooter in roadNANA5 (33.3)8 (44.4)NA0.0059*
 OtherNANA1 (6.7)0 (0.0)NA0.5351*
Mechanism of ED transport
 Ambulance131 (40.1)76 (67.9)8 (53.3)10 (55.6)225 (48.1)<0.0001
 Referred to ED (own transport)144 (44.6)29 (25.9)4 (26.7)8 (44.4)185 (39.5)0.0005
 GP/emergency dentist14 (4.3).2 (13.3).16 (3.4)0.0253
 Selfcare34 (10.5)7 (6.3)1 (6.7).42 (9.0)0.1825
Time of day
 07:00–15:00109 (33.8)19 (17.0)7 (46.7)5 (27.8)140 (29.9)0.0008
 15:00–23:00204 (63.2)55 (49.1)8 (53.3)13 (72.2)280 (59.8)0.0091
 23:00–07:0010 (3.1)38 (33.9)..48 (10.3)<0.0001
Helmet use
 Unknown282 (87.3)46 (41.1)NANANA<0.0001
 No helmet22 (6.8)62 (55.4)NANANA<0.0001
 Wearing a helmet19 (5.88)4 (3.6)NANANA0.3469
Drug or alcohol intoxication
 Reported by prehospital personnel2 (0.6)41 (36.6).1 (5.6)44 (9.4)<0.0001
  • *P values for manual non-riders versus electric non-riders.

  • ED, emergency department; GP, general practitioner; NA, non applicable.