Table 1

Characteristics of adolescents whose entire 10 years of adolescence (ages 10–19) occurred in 1998–2011

Adolescent population*Adolescents with emergency admission(s) for injury between 10 and 19 years of age, n (row %)
CharacteristicsTotalTotalAdversityAccidents onlyOther causes
All3 254 046402 916 (100.0)141 248 (35.1)233 907 (58.1)27 761 (6.9)
Age†
 Girls (years)1 588 942144 158 (100.0)72 805 (50.5)59 528 (41.3)11 888 (8.2)
  10–1465 208 (100.0)23 178 (35.5)37 388 (57.3)4642 (7.1)
  15–1748 286 (100.0)31 573 (65.4)12 922 (26.8)3791 (7.9)
  18–1930 664 (100.0)18 054 (58.9)9155 (29.9)3455 (11.3)
 Boys (years)1 665 104258 503 (100.0)68 403 (26.5)174 267 (67.4)15 833 (6.1)
  10–14121 821 (100.0)17 667 (14.5)97 478 (80.0)6676 (5.5)
  15–1779 223 (100.0)25 014 (31.6)49 345 (62.3)4864 (6.1)
  18–1957 459 (100.0)25 722 (44.8)27 444 (47.8)4293 (7.5)
 Missing (sex)255 (100.0)40 (15.7)175 (68.6)40 (15.7)
  • *Based on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) mid-year England statistics for participants aged 10 years in 1998–2002.20

  • †At first emergency admission for injury.