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Table 3 Type, body location and context in which the injury occurred, categorized per group

From: Sports participation related to injuries and illnesses among ambulatory youth with chronic diseases: results of the health in adapted youth sports study

Type of injuryGroup 0
(Non-sports)
Group 1
(Sports 1x/wk)
Group 2
(Sports ≥2x/wk)
Total (%)
Total number of injuries registered9176086
Articular contusion / distortion (%)3 (33)4 (24)28 (47)35 (41)
Muscles strains (%)2 (22)7 (41)12 (20)21 (24)
Muscle, tendon (partial) rupture, hematoma / edema (%)1 (6)5 (8)6 (7)
Epicondylitis / tendinitis, inflammation (%)3 (17)4 (7)7 (9)
Open wound / blister (%)2 (22)1 (6)4 (7)7 (9)
(sub) luxation (%)3 (5)3 (3)
Fracture (%)1 (11)2 (3)3 (3)
Other (chondropathy, ossification) (%)1 (11)1 (6)2 (3)4 (4)
Body location
Total number of injuries registered9176086
Lower extremity (n = 64)
 Hip – upper leg (%)11 (18)11 (13)
 Knee – lower leg (%)4 (44)7 (41)15 (25)26 (30)
 Ankle (%)2 (12)12 (20)14 (16)
 Foot (%)4 (44)2 (12)7 (12)13 (15)
Upper extremity (N = 11)
 Shoulder (%)1 (2)1 (1)
 Fingers (%)4 (23)6 (10)10 (12)
Spine (N = 10)
 Upper (%)1 (12)5 (8)6 (7)
 Lower (%)2 (12)2 (3)4 (5)
Other (face) (N = 1)1 (2)1 (1)
Context in which injury occurred
Total number of injuries registered9176086
Organized sports (%) 27 (31)
 Team (contact) sports a (%)19 (32) 
 Individual sports b (%)8 (13) 
Non-organized sports and play in leisure time c (%)6 (67)3 (18)14 (23)23 (27)
Physical education (%)1 (11)6 (35)5 (9)12 (14)
Activities in daily living (walking, bicycling) (%)2 (22)8 (47)14 (23)24 (28)
  1. a Soccer, ice hockey, adapted volleyball, basketball, water polo, b road cycling, swimming, athletics, fitness, c jumping the trampoline, rowing, sailing, skiing