Journal article

Time to add a new priority target for child injury prevention? The case for an excess burden associated with sport and exercise injury: population-based study

Caroline F Finch, Anna Wong Shee, Angela Clapperton

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the population-level burden of sports injuries compared with that for road traffic injury for children aged <15 years in Victoria, Australia. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Analysis of routinely collected data relating to non-fatal hospital-treated sports injury and road traffic injury cases for children aged <15 years in Victoria, Australia, over 2004-2010, inclusive. PARTICIPANTS: 75 413 non-fatal hospital-treated sports injury and road traffic injury cases in children aged <15 years. Data included: all Victorian public and private hospital hospitalisations, using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Proble..

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Funding Acknowledgements

CFF was supported by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowships (ID: 565900 and 1058737) and AC by the VISU core grant from the Victorian Department of Health. CFF and AWS have support from Federation University Australia and AC has support from Monash University for the submitted work.