SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND INJURIES, UNITED STATES, 2007
      Percent of injuries by age        
Sport or activity Participants Injuries 0-4 5-14 15-24 25-64 65 and over
Archery 6,600,000 4,393 2.5% 14.1% 14.4% 58.5% 10.5%
Baseball 14,000,000 167,661 2.4 48.8 28.7 19.5 0.6
Softball 10,000,000 110,086 0.4 24.9 29.8 43.9 1.0
Basketball 24,100,000 481,011 0.3 32.5 47.7 19.3 0.2
Bicycle riding (1)  37,400,000 505,413 5.5 43.5 17.8 29.8 3.3
Billiards, pool 29,500,000 5,045 8.2 26.3 18.1 44.5 3.0
Bowling 43,500,000 21,819 6.7 18.7 16.7 47.4 10.6
Boxing 794,000 (2) 14,884 0.4 8.5 54.3 36.7 0.1
Cheerleading 3,800,000 (3) 26,786 0.4 47.4 50.5 1.4 0.3
Exercise NA 194,431 (4) 3.2 15.0 19.6 51.7 10.5
Fishing 35,300,000 71,615 2.9 19.4 15.5 52.4 9.9
Football 17,800,000 (2), (5) 455,193 0.3 47.1 42.4 10.1 0.1
Golf 22,700,000 36,886 (6) 4.3 22.7 10.1 41.3 21.6
Gymnastics NA 29,373 (7) 3.3 68.8 22.0 5.6 0.3
Hockey: street, roller and field NA 6,081 (8) 0.0 25.9 65.5 8.6 0.0
Horseback riding NA 78,527 1.4 19.2 18.9 56.7 3.7
Horseshoe pitching NA 2,300 6.6 22.2 16.3 51.8 3.0
Ice hockey 2,100,000 18,679 0.5 30.4 49.0 20.2 0.0
Ice skating NA 23,375 (9) 1.0 53.4 18.6 25.9 1.1
Martial arts 4,700,000 (2) 26,655 1.4 24.3 27.8 45.8 0.7
Mountain biking 7,400,000 10,458 0.0 8.1 19.4 72.3 0.2
Mountain climbing 4,600,000 3,875 (3) 1.5 9.0 43.4 43.7 1.9
Racquetball, squash and paddleball NA 6,642 0.0 4.2 31.8 56.4 7.6
Roller skating NA 67,734 (10) 0.8 58.9 13.6 25.8 0.9
Rugby NA 11,458 0.0 4.0 75.1 20.9 0.0
Scuba diving NA 1,963 (3) 0.0 4.1 6.9 89.0 0.0
Skateboarding 10,100,000 143,682 1.5 49.0 39.3 10.0 0.1
Snowboarding 5,100,000 57,792 0.1 29.0 50.4 20.2 0.3
Snowmobiling 2,724,000 (2) 12,735 1.1 10.9 33.7 51.5 2.8
Soccer 13,800,000 198,679 0.5 41.6 40.5 17.1 0.2
Swimming 52,300,000 171,704 (11) 9.6 41.4 18.6 27.6 2.7
Tennis 12,300,000 21,775 0.2 18.8 18.1 46.0 16.9
Track and field NA 19,853 0.1 43.6 48.8 7.5 0.3
Volleyball 12,000,000 57,039 0.1 29.4 41.7 28.5 0.3
Water skiing 5,300,000 9,652 0.7 5.0 45.2 49.1 0.0
Weight lifting 33,200,000 72,369 4.2 10.7 36.1 47.0 2.0
Wrestling 2,100,000 37,320 0.0 36.4 58.6 5.0 0.0

(1) Excludes mountain biking.
(2) Data for 2004.
(3) Data for 2006.
(4) Includes exercise equipment (45,351 injuries) and exercise activity (149,080 injuries).
(5) Includes 9,600,000 in touch football and 8,200,000 in tackle football.
(6) Excludes golf carts (17,284 injuries).
(7) Excludes trampolines (107,435 injuries).
(8) Includes field hockey (4,819 injuries) and roller hockey (1,262 injuries, data for 2006). Excludes 34,165 injuries in hockey, unspecified.
(9) Excludes 10,564 injuries in skating, unspecified.
(10) Includes roller skating (43,146 injuries) and in-line skating (24,588 injuries).
(11) Includes injuries associated with swimming, swimming pools, pool slides, diving or diving boards, and swimming pool equipment.

NA=Data not available.

 

Source: National Safety Council.