Injury bulletin 105 : skateboard injury
Inoue, Nobu, Barker, Ruth, & Scott, Deborah A. (2009) Injury bulletin 105 : skateboard injury. Injury Bulletin, 105. Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit (QISU), Brisbane, Queensland.
Summary of findings:
QISU estimates that approximately 1,000 skateboard-associated injuries are seen at emergency departments each year in Queensland.
10-14 year old males are the most likely group to present to a QISU ED with a skateboard related injury.
The peak time for skateboard injuries to occur is on the weekend and in the late afternoon.
Only 19% of skateboard injuries occur at skate park facilities, with the remainder oc-curring in non-skate parks, on roads and footpaths.
Risk factors associated with more severe injuries are, age less than 10 years and involvement in a motor vehicle crash The most common types of injuries are fractures and sprains of the upper limbs.
Isolated head injuries represent approximately 5% of skateboarding injuries, but 60% of serious injuries requiring resuscitation. These injuries may be minimized or pre-vented with helmet use.
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|Keywords:||Skateboard injury, Emergency Department, Injury Surveillance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > National Centre for Health Information Research & Training
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit|
|Deposited On:||05 Jan 2010 09:32|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 00:51|
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