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Table 2 Hospitalized sports-related injuries by body region among children aged 5 to 15 years in NSW, Australia, 2005–2013

From: The burden of hospitalized sports-related injuries in children: an Australian population-based study, 2005–2013

Body region of injury All N = 21,346a
n (%)b
5–8 years N = 2,015a
n (%)b
9–12 years N = 4,426a
n (%)b
13–15 years N = 14,905a
n (%)b
Forearm 6701 (31.4) 849 (42.1) 1790 (40.4) 4062 (27.3)
Head 3223 (15.1) 269 (13.3) 620 (14.0) 2334 (15.7)
Hand 2774 (13.0) 162 (8.0) 575 (13.0) 2037 (13.7)
Lower-leg 2659 (12.5) 151 (7.5) 398 (9.0) 2110 (14.2)
Shoulder 1641 (7.7) 305 (15.1) 255 (5.8) 1081 (7.3)
Neck 1006 (4.7) 50 (2.5) 240 (5.4) 716 (4.8)
Knee 982 (4.6) 26 (1.3) 87 (2.0) 869 (5.8)
Abdomen 597 (2.8) 32 (1.6) 106 (2.4) 459 (3.1)
Hip or thigh 573 (2.7) 59 (2.9) 120 (2.7) 394 (2.6)
Ankle or foot 484 (2.3) 37 (1.8) 82 (1.9) 365 (2.4)
Thorax 205 (1.0) 12 (0.6) 33 (0.7) 160 (1.1)
Eye 155 (0.7) 21 (1.0) 35 (0.8) 99 (0.7)
  1. aRepresents total recorded injuries (one hospitalization can include multiple injuries)
  2. bPercentages do not add to 100 due to ~2% recorded unspecified body region (not presented)