Table 3

Primary external cause, school location, and school activity by disability, 1994–98 school years (n = 697 injuries); results are number (%)

DisabilityDevelopmentalEmotional/mentalPhysicalMultipleOtherTotal
Primary external cause
    Falls45 (40.5)63 (23.4)36 (36.4)75 (43.9)20 (42.6)239 (34.2)
    Injuries by other students23 (20.7)101 (37.5)32 (32.3)41 (24.0)16 (34.0)213 (30.6)
    Collision with/caught between/cut by object14 (12.6)67 (24.9)13 (13.1)21 (12.3)6 (12.8)121 (17.4)
    Other17 (15.3)26 (9.7)15 (15.2)19 (11.1)3 (6.4)80 (11.5)
    Unknown12 (10.8)12 (4.5)3 (3.0)15 (8.8)2 (4.3)44 (6.3)
School activity
    Organized play4 (3.6)52 (19.3)26 (26.3)37 (21.6)6 (12.8)125 (17.9)
    Unorganized play5 (4.5)34 (12.6)6 (6.1)13 (7.6)3 (6.4)61 (8.8)
    Class lesson/activity12 (10.8)26 (9.7)13 (13.1)10 (5.8)5 (10.6)66 (9.5)
    Other33 (29.7)48 (17.8)22 (22.2)39 (22.8)11 (23.4)153 (22.0)
    Unknown57 (51.4)109 (40.5)32 (32.3)72 (42.1)22 (46.8)292 (41.8)
School location
    Playground/athletic field10 (9.0)69 (25.7)17 (17.2)34 (19.9)16 (34.0)146 (20.9)
    Classroom26 (23.4)36 (13.4)13 (13.1)11 (6.4)6 (12.8)92 (13.2)
    Other24 (21.6)64 (23.8)23 (23.2)53 (31.0)11 (23.4)175 (25.1)
    Unknown51 (45.9)100 (37.2)46 (46.5)73 (42.7)14 (29.8)284 (40.7)
Total1112699917147697