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The North Carolina High School Athletic Injury Study: Design and Methodology

Citation

Weaver, Nancy L.; Mueller, Frederick O.; Kalsbeek, William D.; & Bowling, J. Michael (1999). The North Carolina High School Athletic Injury Study: Design and Methodology. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(1), 176-82.

Abstract

Purpose: Organized interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational program at almost every school level. With this growing popularity of sports and their inclusion in more public school programs, it becomes increasingly apparent that additional consideration must be given to the injury problem associated with sport. The North Carolina High School Athletic Injury Study (NCHSAIS) was undertaken to identify patterns of injury among male and female athletes in North Carolina high schools participating in any of 12 sports. Specific aims are to measure the incidence, severity and etiology of injuries; to determine the relationship of demographic factors and protective equipment, exposure to play, and school characteristics to injuries; to study the relationship of coaches' training and experience to injury occurrence; and to compare the incidence and severity of injury among female and male athletes in the same or comparable sports.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00005768-199901000-00027

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Author(s)

Weaver, Nancy L.
Mueller, Frederick O.
Kalsbeek, William D.
Bowling, J. Michael

Year Published

1999

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

1

Pages

176-82

Reference ID

2520