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released: 4 Nov 2014 author: AIHW: Kreisfeld R, Harrison JE, & Pointer S media release

During 2011-12, over 36,000 people aged 15 and over were hospitalised as the result of an injury sustained while playing sport. This represented 8% of all injury hospitalisations during that year. Around two thirds of those admitted to hospital were aged under 35 and over three quarters were men.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-658-0; Cat. no. INJCAT 168; 143pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Which sports were involved?
      • Who was injured and what injuries occurred?
  • Body section
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Methods and data sources
    • 1.2 Structure of this report
  • 2 Hospitalised sports injury overview
    • 2.1 Age and sex
    • 2.2 Nature and location of injury
    • 2.3 Mechanism of injury
    • 2.4 Remoteness of usual residence
    • 2.5 Severity of injury
    • 2.6 Where the injury occurred
    • 2.7 Types of sport
    • 2.8 Total days spent by patients due to sports injury
  • 3 Football
    • 3.1 Rugby
    • 3.2 Australian Rules football
    • 3.3 Soccer
    • 3.4 Touch football
    • 3.5 Other and unspecified football
    • 3.6 Football code comparison
  • 4 Combative sports
    • 4.1 Age and sex
    • 4.2 Nature and bodily location of injury
    • 4.3 Mechanism of injury
    • 4.4 Remoteness of usual residence
    • 4.5 Severity of injury
    • 4.6 Comparison between martial arts and boxing
  • 5 Netball and basketball
    • 5.1 Netball
    • 5.2 Basketball
    • 5.3 Comparison between netball and basketball
  • 6 Wheeled motor sports
    • 6.1 Age and sex
    • 6.2 Nature and bodily location of injury
    • 6.3 Mechanism of injury
    • 6.4 Remoteness of usual residence
    • 6.5 Severity of injury
    • 6.6 Where the injury occurred
  • 7 Ice and snow sports
    • 7.1 Age and sex
    • 7.2 Nature and bodily location of injury
    • 7.3 Mechanism of injury
    • 7.4 Remoteness of usual residence
    • 7.5 Severity of injury
  • 8 Water sports
    • 8.1 Age and sex
    • 8.2 Nature and bodily location of injury
    • 8.3 Mechanism of injury
    • 8.4 Remoteness of usual residence
    • 8.5 Severity of injury
  • 9 Roller sports
    • 9.1 Age and sex
    • 9.2 Nature and bodily location of injury
    • 9.3 Mechanism of injury
    • 9.4 Remoteness of usual residence
    • 9.5 Severity of injury
  • 10 Equestrian activities
    • 10.1 Age and sex
    • 10.2 Nature and bodily location of injury
    • 10.3 Mechanism of injury
    • 10.4 Remoteness of usual residence
    • 10.5 Severity of injury
    • 10.6 Where the injury occurred
  • 11 Other sports
    • 11.1 Fishing
    • 11.2 Dancing
    • 11.3 Walking and running
    • 11.4 Cycling
    • 11.5 Adventure and extreme sports
    • 11.6 Gymnastics and trampolining
    • 11.7 Hockey
    • 11.8 Cricket
    • 11.9 Racquet sports
    • 11.10 Golf
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data issues
      • Data sources
      • Definitions
      • Selecting sports cases
      • Estimating cases
      • Length of stay
      • Rates
      • ABS Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation survey
      • Confidentiality and reliability of data
      • Errors, inconsistencies and uncertainties
      • Data Quality Statement: National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • Summary of key issues
    • Appendix B: Additional tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (10 Mar 2015) Tables 2.5, 4.1, 9.1, B1.1, B1.2 and B1.3 have been updated to correct errors, some mean length of stay values have been corrected, and minor typos were also corrected throughout the document.
    Previous version - Australian sports injury hospitalisations 2011-12 (1.9MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW: Kreisfeld R, Harrison JE, & Pointer S 2014. Australian sports injury hospitalisations 2011-12. Injury research and statistics series no. 92. Cat. no. INJCAT 168. Canberra: AIHW.

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