Injuries to boys who scramble.

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Injuries to boys who scramble.

Publication Date
Jun 16, 1979


 There were 120 sports-related deaths of young athletes in 2008-2009; 49 in 2010; and 39 in 2011.1  Approximately 8,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each day for sports-related injuries.2  Among children, those aged 15-17 experience the highest emergency room visits for sports injuries.2  Rates of sports injury visits to ERs were highest in remote rural settings.2  High school athletes suffer 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.3  There are three times as many catastrophic football injuries among high school athletes as college athletes.4  History of injury is often a risk factor for future injury, making prevention critical.5  62 percent of organized sports-related injuries occur during practices.6  Only 42 percent of high schools have access to athletic training services.1  47 percent of schools nationally fall short of the federally recommended nurse-to-student ratio. Many schools have no nurse at all.7  Ninety-six percent of Americans feel it’s important for young athletes to be evaluated by a qualified health care professional before they begin playing sports.8  In soccer, the rate of concussions among girls was 68 percent higher than the rate of concussions in boys, and in basketball the rate of concussions among girls was 293 percent higher than the rate of concussion in boys.9  During 2001-2009, an estimated 2,651,581 children aged ≤19 years were treated annually for sports and recreation-related injuries. Approximately 6.5 percent, or 173,285 of these injuries, were TBIs.10  400,000 brain injuries (concussions) occurred in high school athletics during the 2008-09 school year.11  Emergency department visits for concussions sustained during organized team sports doubled among 8-13 year olds between 1997 and 2007 and nearly tripled among older youth.12  Concussion rates more than doubled among students age 8-19 participating in sports like basketbal

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