A statewide assessment of youth sports- and recreation-related injuries using emergency department administrative records.

@article{Howard2014ASA,
  title={A statewide assessment of youth sports- and recreation-related injuries using emergency department administrative records.},
  author={Alex F Howard and Julia Field Costich and Carl Gino Mattacola and Svetla S Slavova and Heather M Bush and F. Douglas Scutchfield},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={627-32}
}
PURPOSE Adequate levels of physical activity are essential for health, but participation in sports and recreational physical activities is associated with an increased risk of injury. The present study quantifies the impact of sports- and recreation-related injuries (SRIs) for middle and high school-aged Kentucky children. METHODS The study describes unintentional injuries in 2010-2012 Kentucky emergency department (ED) administrative records for patients age 10-18 years. SRIs were identified… CONTINUE READING
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