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Statistics about Sports Injuries

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Sports Injuries:

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Incidence (annual) of Sports Injuries: 17,478 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 260 or 0.38% or 1 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Sports Injuries: 1,042,511 per year, 86,875 per month, 20,048 per week, 2,856 per day, 119 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 17,478 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)

Incidence statistics about Sports Injuries:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Sports Injuries:

  • Estimated 1,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by gymnastics which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 1,750 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by ice hockey which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 8,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by tennis which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 17,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by volleyball which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 7,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by swimming pools which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 6,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by soccer which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 5,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by golf which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 10,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by football which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 8,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by weightlifting which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 28,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by skiing which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 8,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by exercise and running which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 47,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by baseball and softball which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 36,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by basketball which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 43,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by bicycles which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 53,000 people aged over 65 had sports related injuries caused in the US 1996 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 37,566 people aged 65-74 had sports related injuries caused in the US 1996 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 15,434 people aged over 75 had sports related injuries caused in the US 1996 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • 18% of basketball injuries occurred in organized games in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • 72% of basketball injuries occurred in unorganized games in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • 10% of football injuries occurred in organized games in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • 7% of soccer injuries occurred in organized games in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Hockey accounts for 27% of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Basketball accounts for 20% of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Football accounts for 15% of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Soccer accounts for 13% of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Baseball accounts for 12% of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Volleyball accounts for 7.5% of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Gymnastics accounts for 4% of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Sport accounts for 242,000 injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Ice hockey accounts for 11.7% (28,400) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Baseball accounts for 10.1% (24,600) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Basketball accounts for 8.2% (19,900) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Soccer accounts for 7.4% (17,800) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Jogging/running accounts for 6% (14,400) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Recreational cycling accounts for 5.2% (12,600) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Volleyball accounts for 4.5% (11,000) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Football accounts for 3.3% (8,100) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Alpine skiing accounts for 2.7% (6,600) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Softball accounts for 2.5% (6,000) of all sporting injuries in children in the Canada (Statistics Canada)
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About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Sports Injuries. The term 'prevalence' of Sports Injuries usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Sports Injuries at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Sports Injuries refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Sports Injuries diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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