Journal article

Hospital-Treated Snow Sport Injury in Victoria, Australia: A Summary of 2003-2012

Emma J Siesmaa, Angela J Clapperton, Dara Twomey

WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: To determine the incidence rate and changes over time for ice and snow sports injury in Victoria, Australia, from 2003 to 2012 and describe the most common types and causes of these injuries. METHODS: Retrospective data from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit describing hospital admissions and emergency department presentations were extracted for the 10-year period of 2003 to 2012 for all ice- and snow-related injury. Descriptive injury data and participation-adjusted trend analyses using log-linear regression modelling of data (statistical significance, P<0.05) from the Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey 2003 to 2010 are presented. RESULTS: Overall, there were 7387 ice-..

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