QuickStats: Rates* of Injury† from Sports, Recreation, and Leisure Activities§ Among Children and Adolescents Aged 1–17 Years, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,¶ United States, 2015–2017
Weekly / May 24, 2019 / 68(20);466
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* Rates are per 1,000 persons with 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.
† Defined as an injury episode in the last 5 weeks, for which a health care professional was contacted for advice or treatment.
§ Selected by respondents from a list of activities at the time of the injury.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population.
In 2015–2017, the rate of sports, recreation, and leisure injuries among children and adolescents aged 1–17 years was 82.9 per 1,000 population. The rate of sports, recreation, and leisure injuries increased with age from 48.4 for those aged 1–4 years, to 72.7 for those aged 5–11 years, and to 117.1 for those aged 12–17 years.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017.
Reported by: LaJeana D. Hawkins, MPH, LDHawkins@cdc.gov, 301-458-4611; Sibeso N. Joyner, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Rates of Injury from Sports, Recreation, and Leisure Activities Among Children and Adolescents Aged 1–17 Years, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:466. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6820a6external icon.
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