Injury Prevention

Sports Participation Means More Sports Injuries

As sports participation grows, so have sports and recreation injuries.

  • Half of boys and 25 percent of girls between the ages of eight and 16 compete in an organized sports program.
  • Three-fourths of junior high schools and middle schools have competitive interscholastic sports programs.
  • Beyond organized sports programs, millions more kids compete and participate in physical education classes, church and community intramural programs, and other recreational athletic activities.
Last Update
October 10, 2008
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Last Update
October 10, 2008
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