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Injury prevalence across sports: a descriptive analysis on a representative sample of the Danish population

Overview of attention for article published in Injury Epidemiology, April 2018
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Title
Injury prevalence across sports: a descriptive analysis on a representative sample of the Danish population
Published in
Injury Epidemiology, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40621-018-0136-0
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Authors

A. M. Bueno, M. Pilgaard, A. Hulme, P. Forsberg, D. Ramskov, C. Damsted, R. O. Nielsen

Abstract

Physical activity plays an important role in public health, owing to a range of health-related benefits that it provides. Sports-related injuries are known to be an important barrier to continued physical activity. Still, the prevalence of injuries on a general population level has not yet been explored in a descriptive epidemiological investigation. The purpose of the questionnaire-based study, therefore, was to describe the prevalence of injury in a representative sample of the Danish population. Two samples of 10,000 adults (> 15 years) and 6500 children and adolescents (7-15 years) were invited to respond to a web-based questionnaire. Of these, 3498 adults (35.0%) and 3221 children (49.6%) responded successfully. The definition of sports injury was time-loss and medical attention-based, inhibiting participants from sports activity for at least 7 days, and/or involved contact with a healthcare professional, respectively. Amongst adults, 642 (18.4% [95%CI: 17.1%; 19.6%]) reported to have had an injury within the past 12 months. Males reported significantly more injuries than females (difference in prevalence proportion: 9.2%-points [95%CI: 6.7%-points; 11.8%-points]). The prevalence of injuries was greatest in running (ninj = 198), football (ninj = 94) and strength training (ninj = 89). Amongst children, 621 (19.3% [95%CI: 17.9%; 20.6%]) had been injured. No difference in injury prevalence proportion existed between boys and girls. The prevalence of injuries was greatest in football (ninj = 235), handball (ninj = 86) and gymnastics (ninj = 66). Sports injuries seem to be very frequent in Denmark, since a total of 18.4% of the adults and 19.3% of the children reported having had one or more injuries within the past 12 months, equal to either time lost with physical activity and/or contact to the health care system.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 113 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 21%
Student > Master 24 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Researcher 9 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 5%
Other 14 12%
Unknown 26 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 24 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 15%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 36 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 April 2018.
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#1,028,421
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Outputs from Injury Epidemiology
#38
of 132 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,727
of 273,129 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Injury Epidemiology
#2
of 5 outputs
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