Table 1

Prevalence of being injured in a fight and injuring others by demographic characteristics (n=1314); values are odds ratios (95% confidence intervals)

Injured self (n=242; 18.4%)Injured another (n=618; 47.0%)
*Defined by parental response to whether or not they received public assistance such as welfare.
Race
    White17.3 (14.3 to 20.4)47.2 (43.3 to 51.2)
    Black22.6 (17.1 to 28.1)51.7 (45.1 to 58.3)
    Other19.1 (12.9 to 25.4)41.6 (33.9 to 49.3)
Grade level
    Middle school17.8 (13.6 to 22.0)42.5 (37.2 to 47.9)
    High school19.1 (16.0 to 22.1)49.5 (45.7 to 53.3)
Poverty status*
    No18.3 (15.5 to 21.1)46.4 (42.9 to 50.0)
    Yes18.4 (11.2 to 25.5)52.3 (42.7 to 61.9)