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Table 3 Frequency and proportion of fitness-related ED presentations according to common fitness activities and injury causes

From: The causes of injuries sustained at fitness facilities presenting to Victorian emergency departments - identifying the main culprits

Fitness activity n Proportion of specified activities and equipment (n = 1,856)
 General free weights - exercise unspecified 783 42.2%
 Exercise group class 295 15.9%
 Treadmill 167 9.0%
 Boxing-related (non-class) 114 6.1%
 Dumbbell 111 6.0%
 Squats, lunges or deadlifts 56 3.0%
 Bench press 46 2.5%
 Exercise bike 45 2.4%
 Swiss ball 29 1.6%
 Barbell 28 1.5%
Specific cause n Proportion of specified causes (n = 2,873)
 Overexertion/strenuous/unnatural movement 1,039 36.2%
 Crushed by falling/dropped weights 468 16.3%
 Trip/fall throughout facility (including group exercise) 360 12.5%
 Awkward landing or twist during exercise 344 12.0%
 Hit/contact with equipment/wall 275 9.6%
 Trip/fall using motorised/cardiovascular equipment 148 5.2%
 Trip/fall using static fitness equipment 68 2.4%
 Caught in equipment 32 1.1%
 Equipment malfunction/break 26 0.9%
 Hit/contact with other person or self 26 0.9%
  1. Note: Cases that did not state the specific fitness activity or equipment were excluded from this table (n = 1,017, 35.4% of cases).