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Table 4 Frequency and proportion of fitness-related ED presentations for commonly reported fitness activities and causes

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

  Top 6 activities % of top 6 activities with that cause
Treadmill General free weights - exercise unspecified Dumbbell Exercise group class Boxing-related(non-class) Squats, lunges or deadlifts
Top 6 causes n % of this activity % of this cause n % of this activity % of this cause n % of this activity % of this cause n % of this activity % of this cause n % of this activity % of this cause n % of this activity % of this cause
Overexertion/strenuous/unnatural movement 17 10.2 1.6 412 52.6 39.7 2 1.8 0.2 106 35.9 10.2 20 17.5 1.9 45 80.4 4.3 57.9
Crushed by falling/dropped weights 1 0.6 0.2 272 34.7 58.1 87 78.4 18.6 1 0.3 0.2 0 0.0 0.0 2 3.6 0.4 77.6
Trip/fall throughout facility (including group exercise) 0 0.0 0.0 9 1.1 2.5 3 2.7 0.8 84 28.5 23.3 11 9.6 3.1 3 5.4 0.8 30.6
Awkward landing or twist during exercise 13 7.8 3.8 28 3.6 8.1 0 0.0 0.0 76 25.8 22.1 15 13.2 4.4 4 7.1 1.2 39.5
Hit/contact with equipment/wall 2 1.2 0.7 31 4.0 11.3 11 9.9 4.0 13 4.4 4.7 54 47.4 19.6 1 1.8 0.4 40.7
Trip/fall using motorised/cardiovascular equipment 118 70.7 79.7 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0.3 0.7 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 80.4
% of injuries associated with top 6 causes 90.4 96.0 92.8 95.3 87.7 98.2