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released: 7 Jul 2006 author: Flood L, Harrison J (AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit)

Exercise is important for minimising risk of conditions including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, mental health disorders and premature death. It is not uncommon for participants to be injured but most injuries are not severe. A study of sport- and exercise-related injury in the Latrobe Valley found one hospital admission for every 10 emergency admissions and 12 general practiceconsultations. Hospitalised injuries tend to be more severe and costly than other injuries. Hence, while hospitalised sports injuries are small as a proportion of all sport injuries, they warrant attention.

ISSN 1833-024X; Cat. no. INJ 84; 20pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Key findings
  • Introduction
  • Age and sex
  • State or territory of residence
  • Principal body region injured
  • Nature of injury
  • Costing of hospitalisations
  • Procedures
  • Month of admission
  • Self reported mechanism
  • Length of stay in hospital
  • Place of occurrence
  • Other studies
    • Basketball
    • Netball
  • Discussion
  • References
  • Data issues
    • Data
    • Methods

Recommended citation

Flood L, Harrison J (AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit ) 2006. Hospitalised basketball and netball injuries. NISU briefing no. 3. Cat. no. INJ 84. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467860>.

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