Table 1

Characteristics of all patients presented to the emergency with push scooter-related accidents (n=165)

ParameterPatients, n (%)
Age (years)
 16–2531 (18.79)
 25–5087 (52.73)
 >5047 (28.48)
Sex
 Male87 (52.73)
 Female78 (47.27)
Scooter type
 Small-wheeled push scooter144 (87.27)
 Pneumatic-wheeled downhill scooter21 (12.73)
Helmet worn at the time of the accident
 Helmet21 (12.73)
 Small-wheeled push scooter11 (52.38)
 Pneumatic-wheeled downhill scooter10 (47.62)
 No helmet144 (87.27)
 Small-wheeled push scooter133 (92.36)
 Pneumatic-wheeled downhill scooter11 (7.64)
Arrival time at the emergency department
 00:00–03:003 (1.82)
 03:00–06:003 (1.82)
 06:00–09:009 (5.45)
 09:00–12:0030 (18.81)
 12:00–15:0024 (14.55)
 15:00–18:0042 (25.45)
 18:00–21:0041 (24.85)
 21:00–24:0012 (7.27)
 Unknown1 (0.61)
Circumstances
 Fall (no other specification)139 (84.24)
 Loss of control while driving9 (5.45)
 Slippery underlying surface5 (3.03)
 Static handling (eg, folding the scooter for storage)4 (2.42)
 Misstep while pushing3 (1.82)
 Car crash3 (1.82)
 Stumble over an obstacle2 (1.21)
Patient referral
 Self-referral93 (56.36)
 Swiss Air Ambulance (REGA, Air Zermatt, Air Glacier)29 (17.58)
 Referral from another hospital28 (16.97)
 Emergency medical service15 (9.09)
Hospital stay
 Inpatient59 (35.76)
 Outpatient106 (64.24)