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Hockey responsible for over half of sports related brain injuries among Canadian children
Hockey responsible for over half of sports related brain injuries among Canadian children

(April 1, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

 From Toronto – Hockey causes over half of traumatic brain injuries among children in Canada who participate in organized sports, according to a report published in PLOS ONE. Researchers studied data from The Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program, examining nearly 13,000 children aged 5-19 who had suffered a sports related brain injury. The causes of the children’s injuries were categorized as ‘struck by player’, ‘struck by object’, ‘struck by sport implement’, ‘struck by playing surface’ or other. Results showed that 44% of the injuries occurred during hockey—with 70% of these injuries occurring as a result of player-to-player contact in children over 10.

 
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