Safety Update and News
2010 Nationwide Children's Hospital
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RELATED INJURY SURVEILLANCE STUDY
Conducted for the National Federation of State High School Associations by R. Dawn Comstock,
PhD, Christy L. Collins, MA, Natalie M. Mcllvain, BS
This annual study of 20 High School sports includes reporting by Athletic Trainers at the high school level assigned to each sport. Injuries which result in a loss of at least one day of playing time are reported along with number of daily exposures to injury.
Results demonstrate that cheerleading has a significantly lower risk of injury than most other sports in the survey. Girls' gymnastics rate of injury is 3.6 times greater than cheerleading according to the results of this study.
Injuries per AE
|2.||Boys' Ice Hockey||
|7.||Girls' Field Hockey||
|*AE=1,000 athlete exposures to injury|