Journal article

Counting organised sport injury cases: Evidence of incomplete capture from routine hospital collections

Rebecca Mitchell, Caroline Finch, Soufiane Boufous

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010


Organised sports are a popular form of physical activity, but unfortunately, participation can result in injury. Despite this, there have been surprisingly few studies that have reported the population rate of sports injury. Data from the 2005 New South Wales (NSW, Australia) Population Health Survey were analysed to describe self-reported injury experiences during participation in organised sports activities and the source of treatment for such injuries during a 12-month period in a population representative sample of adults aged 16+ years. At interview, 2414 respondents stated that they had participated in organised sport in the previous 12 months and just under one-third (30.9%) reported ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the NSW Sport Injuries Committee (NSWSIC) under its Research and Injury Prevention Scheme. Dr R. Mitchell was supported by the NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre (IRMRC) core funding, which is provided by the NSW Department of Health, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, and the NSW Motor Accidents Authority. Prof C. Finch was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. Dr S. Boufous was supported by the IRMRC core funding and an NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellowship during the paper writing phase.The authors wish to thank the Centre for Epidemiology and Research at the NSW Health Department for providing access to the Health Outcomes and Information Statistical Toolkit (HOIST) and the NSW Population Health Survey for this study.