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  1. Sports and recreation injuries in US children and adolescents.

    Article - En anglais


    To estimate and describe morbidity from sports and recreation injuries in children and adolescents.


    Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics-the Child Health Supplement to the 1988 National Health Interview Survey.


    The general community.


    Representative sample of the noninstitutionalized civilian US population.

    Five percent of the eligible households did not participate.

    The subject of this report is 11 840 children and adolescents aged 5 to 17 years.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    Medically attended non-fatal injuries resulting from sports and recreation, and serious sports injuries, defined as injuries resulting in hospitalization, surgical treatment, missed school, or half a day or more in bed.


    The estimated annual number of all injuries from sports and recreation in US children and adolescents is 4379 000 (95% confidence interval=3 147 000 to 5 611000) ; from serious sport injuries, 1 363 000 (95% confidence interval=632 000 to 2095 000).

    Sports account for 36% of injuries from all causes.

    Cause and nature of injury are strongly related to age.

    Sports do not account for a disproportionate number of serious or repeated injuries compared with other causes of injuries.


    Sports activities account for a large number and substantial proportion of all injuries to children and youth.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Enfant, Adolescent, Sport, Ecole, Blessure, Epidémiologie, Morbidité, Accident corporel, Recreation scolaire, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, Child, Adolescent, Sport, School, Injury, Epidemiology, Morbidity, Personal injury, North America, America, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0520138

    Code Inist : 002B30A02C. Création : 01/03/1996.