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Table 3 Types of hospitalized sports-related injuries 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

Type 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
Fractures 13,781 (64.6) 1412 (70.1) 2920 (66.0) 9449 (63.4)
Dislocations 2228 (10.4) 102 (5.1) 332 (7.5) 1794 (12)
Traumatic brain injury 2173 (10.2) 156 (7.7) 406 (9.2) 1611 (10.8)
Open wounds 1088 (5.1) 183 (9.1) 272 (6.1) 633 (4.2)
Superficial 835 (3.9) 81 (4.0) 195 (4.4) 559 (3.8)
Muscle or joints 767 (3.6) 47 (2.3) 154 (3.5) 566 (3.8)
Internal organ 256 (1.2) 12 (0.6) 30 (0.7) 214 (1.4)
Ocular 189 (0.9) 18 (0.9) 37 (0.8) 134 (0.9)
Nerve or spinal cord 104 (0.5) 11 (0.5) 20 (0.5) 73 (0.5)
Dental 50 (0.2) 8 (0.4) 16 (0.4) 26 (0.2)
Blood vessel 13 (0.1) 11 (0.1)
Foreign body 5 (< 0.1)
  1. aRepresents total recorded injuries (one hospitalization may include multiple injuries)
  2. bPercentages do not add to 100 due to recorded unspecified type (not presented); − indicate <5 injuries