Journal article

Epidemiology of hospital-treated injuries sustained by fitness participants.

Shannon E Gray, Caroline F Finch

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an epidemiological profile of injuries sustained by participants in fitness activities in Victoria, Australia, based on hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) presentations and to identify the most common types, causes, and sites of these injuries. METHOD: Hospital-treated fitness activity-related injury cases were identified from International Classification of Disease activity codes (for admissions) and from text narratives of injury events (for ED presentations) from 2003 to 2010, inclusive. Cases were categorized as being associated with aerobics/group exercise (n = 252), resistance/weight training (n = 830) or "other equipment..

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