In the 5-year-period 1988-1992,6096 children aged 6-17 (54.5% boys and 45.5% girls) were treated at the Emergency Department at Esbjerg Central Hospital after having sustained a sports injury.
The data were registred according to the European Home-and Leisure-Accident Surveillance System (EHLASS) protocol.
We found a total incidence rate in the municipality of Esbjerg of 73.3 per 1000 per year.
Boys were most often injured in soccer, skateboard, handball, gymnastics and basketball, and girls in handball, horse-riding, gymnastics, basketball and roller-skating.
The types of injuries were contusions 37.1%, fractures 22.0%, sprains 24.8%, wounds 9.5%, strains 5.0% and luxations 1.4%. The hospitalization rate was 3.8%. Compared to other studies the total incidence rate was high.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Accident corporel, Sport, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Age scolaire, Epidémiologie, Registre, Surveillance, Danemark, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Personal injury, Sport, Child, Human, Adolescent, School age, Epidemiology, Register, Surveillance, Denmark, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0077479
Code Inist : 002B16L. Création : 21/05/1997.