Sport is a major cause of injuries reported by Aussie teens
Aussie teens say that sport is the most common reason for them being injured, while alcohol accounts for around one in ten injuries. The study asked almost 3,000 students aged 10-15 years about whether they had ever had a serious physical injury that required medical attention. The study found that boys reported higher rates of injury than girls, and that more than half of the injuries were reported as being related to sport. Kids living in rural areas also reported higher rates of injury.
Organisation/s: Deakin University, Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University
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