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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.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 29476
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Skateboard injury, Emergency Department, Injury Surveillance
ISSN: 1442-1917
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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