ERIC Number: ED217034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Sport Injuries for Females: Incidence and Prevention.
Kindig, Louise E.
Comparisons between sport-related injuries for male and female athletes are discussed in relation to statistics gathered by the National Athletic Injury/Illness Reporting System (NAIRS) and other sources. Tables display data on: (1) athletic injuries and fatalities in colleges and universities by sport, l975-76; (2) average annual frequency of significant injuries for selected collegiate sports, 1975-78; (3) rate and percentage of significant injuries in women's collegiate gymnastics associated with apparatus, 1975-78; (4) number of injuries by sport for females; (5) leading cause of injury by sport for females; (6) injuries in boys' and girls' sports (Oklahoma High School); (7) women's and men's reportable and significant injuries for game- and practice-related activities; (8) average annual rate and proportion of significant injuries in selected collegiate sports, by selected body part and indices of severity, 1975-78; (9) men's and women's reportable and significant injuries according to body part; (10) incidence, mean age, and average weekly training mileage according to anatomical location of injury for runners; (11) women's and men's reportable game- and practice-related injuries according to type; (12) average annual rate and proportion of significant injuries in selected collegiate sports by type of injury, 1975-78; and (13) incidence of ten most common injuries for runners by sex. In a discussion of these statistics, the importance of physical conditioning for the female athlete is emphasized, as well as the responsibilities of the athletic coach in preventing injuries and treating them competently. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Sport Injuries
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Jekyll Island, GA, April 3, l982).