Table 2

Firework characteristics

VariablesPrelegalisation
n=37
Postlegalisation
n=99
P value
Type of firework, n (%)
 Firecracker4 (10.8)14 (14.1)0.779
 Home-made1 (2.7)1 (1.0)0.472
 Mortar8 (21.6)16 (16.2)0.458
 Rocket2 (5.4)4 (4)0.663
 Bottle rocket1 (2.7)7 (7.1)0.447
 Modified mortar1 (2)1 (1.0)0.472
 Dynamite0 (0)1 (1)0.999
 Roman candle0 (0)3 (3)0.562
 Sparkler5 (13.5)9 (9.1)0.527
 Unknown19 (51.4)47 (47.5)0.704
Firework display, n (%)0.131
 Professional0 (0)4 (4)
 Private, non-permitted1 (2.7)9 (9.1)
 Private, unknown21 (56.8)62 (62.6)
 Unknown15 (40.5)24 (24.2)
Role, n (%)0.551
 Handler19 (51.4)61 (61.6)
 Bystander12 (32.4)26 (26.3)
 Unknown6 (16.2)12 (12.1)
  • χ2 and Fisher’s exact test were used for statistical analysis as appropriate.