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Concussion

  • 50% of "second impact syndrome" incidents - brain injury caused from a premature return to activity after suffering initial injury (concussion) - result in death.  
  • Female high school soccer athletes suffer almost 40% more concussions than males (29,000 annually)
  • Female high school basketball players suffer 240% more concussions than males (13,000).
  • 400,000 brain injuries (concussions) occurred in high school athletics during the 2008-09 school year.
  • 15.8% of football players who sustain a concussion severe enough to cause loss of consciousness return to play the same day.
  • Emergency department visits for concussions sustained during organized team sports doubled among 8-13 year olds between 1997 and 2007 and nearly tripled among older youth.  
  • Concussion rates more than doubled among students age 8-19 participating in sports like basketball, soccer and football between 1997-2007, even as participation in those sports declined.  
  • A 2011 study of U.S. high schools with at least one athletic trainer on staff found that concussions accounted for nearly 15% of all sports related injuries reported to athletic trainers.  
  • High school athletes who have been concussed are three times more likely to suffer another concussion in the same season.
  • Females aged 10-19 years sustained sports- and recreation-related TBIs most often while playing soccer or basketball or whole bicycling.  
  • More than 248,000 children visited hospital emergency departments in 2009 for concussions and other traumatic brain injuries related to sports and recreation.
  • Injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21% of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States

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