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Table 2 National estimates of soccer-related injuries treated in US emergency departments from 2004 to 2013 by age groupa

From: Epidemiologic comparisons of soccer-related injuries presenting to emergency departments and reported within high school and collegiate settings

  Age, y
2 to 4 5 to 9 10 to 13 14 to 17 18 to 22 23 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 50 and over
(n = 12,146) (n = 264,307) (n = 422,637) (n = 688,057) (n = 234,997) (n = 184,017) (n = 142,598) (n = 67,511) (n = 22,981)
Variable % % % % % % % % %
Body Part
 Head/face 30.9 17.2 14.0 22.6 22.6 18.5 16.9 14.9 16.4
 Neck 2.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.2
 Shoulder 5.7 3.4 4.1 4.2 5.3 6.2 6.3 7.9 6.6
 Arm/elbow 19.9 13.5 9.5 4.1 2.6 4.5 4.4 3.4 6.2
 Hand/wrist 10.3 24.3 23.3 12.7 9.1 8.5 8.8 11.9 14.5
 Trunk 3.9 5.9 5.5 7.1 6.3 8.1 8.6 10.9 11.9
 Thigh/upper leg 2.2 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.8
 Knee 5.1 7.6 10.1 12.8 14.6 17.4 14.1 13.7 11.2
 Lower leg 5.9 4.2 4.4 5.5 6.1 5.9 8.8 10.7 7.7
 Ankle 6.1 10.9 16.6 19.6 21.2 19.8 18.5 13.7 12.6
 Foot 6.4 9.8 10.0 8.3 9.1 8.8 10.6 9.8 8.5
 Otherb 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.4 1.3
 Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Diagnosis
 Concussion 2.6 2.5 3.6 6.4 4.1 2.1 1.8 2.4 2.4
 Contusion 18.7 19.9 19.2 19.1 15.5 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.3
 Dislocation 1.3 0.9 1.2 2.7 4.3 5.7 5.3 4.7 3.6
 Fracture 31.3 29.7 28.2 17.9 16.2 20.2 21.6 23.0 26.7
 Laceration 11.7 5.5 3.5 4.9 9.1 8.8 8.7 6.6 7.2
 Sprain/strain 14.1 26.6 32.3 35.1 37.7 37.7 37.5 36.8 30.5
 Otherc 20.2 14.9 12.0 13.9 13.1 11.7 11.3 12.8 16.4
 Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. aNational estimates were calculated by applying statistical weights provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System to actual case counts
  2. bIncludes internal injuries, injuries not recorded, etc
  3. cIncludes burns, ingesting foreign objects, unrecorded diagnoses, etc