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Author(s):Covassin, Tracey; Swanik, C. Buz; Sachs, Michael L.
Author Affiliation:Department of Kinesiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title:Epidemiological considerations of concussions among intercollegiate athletes
Source:Applied Neuropsychology. Vol. 10, No. 1, 2003, p. 12-22.
# of Pages:11
Publishing Information:s.l.: American Board of Professional Neuropsychology
Related Web URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/S15324826AN1001_3
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic injuries; Athletic injury incidence; Comparisons; Concussions
Abstract/Contents:"The purpose of this study was to examine epidemiological trends of concussions among 15 different intercollegiate sports during the 1997-1998, 1998-1999, and 1999-2000 seasons. Data were collected using the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Injury Surveillance System (ISS). For the 15 sports studied during the 3 academic years, the NCAA ISS documented 3,535 team-seasons, 40,547 reportable injuries, 5,566,924 practice athlete exposures (AEs), and 1,090,298 game AEs. Concussions accounted for 6.2% of all reported injuries during this 3-year study. Of all the reported injuries, women lacrosse players (13.9%) reported the highest percentage of suffering a concussion during a game followed by women's soccer (11.4%), men's ice hockey (10.3%), men's lacrosse (10.1%), football (8.8%), women's basketball, (8.5%), field hockey (7.2%), men's soccer (7.0%), wrestling (6.6%), men's basketball (5.0%), baseball (4.2%), and women's volleyball (4.1%). Female athletes from all 7 sports were found to be at a lower risk for suffering concussions during practice sessions than the 8 male sports. However, female athletes were found to be at a greater risk for suffering concussions during games compared to male athletes. Injury trends over the 3- year period indicate concussions continue to be on the rise for athletes participating in collegiate football, men's soccer, and women's and men's basketball."
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Covassin, T., C. B. Swanik, and M. L. Sachs. 2003. Epidemiological considerations of concussions among intercollegiate athletes. Applied Neuropsychology. 10(1):p. 12-22.
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DOI: 10.1207/S15324826AN1001_3
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