SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND INJURIES, UNITED STATES, 2010
      Percent of injuries by age
Sport or activity Participants Injuries (1)
0-4 5-14 15-24 25-64 65 and over
Archery  6,500,000 6,162 0.6% 10.7% 27.5% 44.5% 16.7%
Baseball  12,500,000 162,925 2.5 49.8 27.3 19.6 0.8
Softball  10,800,000 119,389 0.3 27.6 31.0 40.3 0.9
Basketball  26,900,000 528,584 0.4 31.3 48.9 19.3 0.2
Bicycle riding (2) 39,800,000 530,551 5.4 38.8 17.7 34.0 4.1
Billiards, pool  24,000,000 4,516 4.1 18.5 22.4 49.5 5.5
Bowling  39,000,000 24,263 9.1 13.1 17.0 49.7 11.1
Boxing  NA 22,055 (3) 9.8 50.7 39.1 0.4
Cheerleading  2,900,000 (4) 36,288 0.1 51.9 46.3 1.7 (3)
Exercise  NA 291,173 (5) 2.5 11.7 20.2 55.4 10.2
Fishing  33,800,000 69,963 3.3 16.7 13.0 55.9 11.2
Football  9,300,000 (6) 489,676 0.3 49.2 40.7 9.7 0.1
Golf  21,900,000 35,199 (7) 4.6 18.4 7.8 40.1 29.1
Gymnastics  4,800,000 28,743 (8) 3.4 70.2 21.5 4.9 0.1
Hockey, street and field  NA 8,210 (9) 0.6 37.1 55.5 6.8 (3)
Horseback riding  NA 68,871 1.6 17.6 20.9 55.4 4.5
Horseshoe pitching  NA 2,504 3.5 15.5 11.7 53.6 15.7
Ice hockey  3,300,000 19,613 0.1 31.3 52.9 15.6 0.1
Ice skating  NA 23,046 1.7 48.9 21.4 26.0 1.9
Martial arts  NA 33,104 1.0 21.7 30.2 46.5 0.7
Mountain biking  7,200,000 11,195 0.1 7.7 27.0 64.4 0.8
Mountain climbing  NA 3,478 2.0 12.9 36.6 41.8 6.6
Racquetball, squash and paddleball  NA 5,715 0.1 3.7 29.7 61.9 4.6
Roller skating  NA 68,657 (10) 0.6 54.9 13.1 30.9 0.5
Rugby  NA 15,105 (3) 4.9 77.5 17.6 (3)
Scuba diving  NA 1,331 (11) 1.2 6.2 34.0 52.3 6.3
Skateboarding  7,700,000 130,627 1.3 45.1 43.0 10.4 0.1
Snowboarding  6,100,000 57,555 (3) 26.8 49.2 23.7 0.2
Snowmobiling  NA 11,010 (3) 7.2 22.6 66.3 3.9
Soccer  13,500,000 226,142 0.7 42.4 39.4 17.4 0.1
Swimming  51,900,000 225,493 (12) 9.8 41.9 17.8 27.6 2.8
Tennis  12,300,000 22,768 0.8 15.4 21.0 41.0 21.7
Track and field  NA 27,830 (3) 35.2 50.6 13.2 1.0
Volleyball  10,600,000 58,072 0.3 30.7 41.0 27.1 0.9
Water skiing  5,200,000 8,881 0.8 10.2 34.5 54.5 (3)
Weight lifting  31,500,000 94,692 3.6 10.2 33.7 49.8 2.7
Wrestling  2,900,000 42,486 (3) 36.4 59.1 4.5 (3)

(1) Treated in hospital emergency departments.
(2) Excludes mountain biking.
(3) Less than 0.1 percent.
(4) Data for 2008.
(5) Includes exercise equipment (61,196 injuries) and exercise activity (229,977 injuries).
(6) Includes participation in tackle football only.
(7) Excludes golf carts (13,838 injuries).
(8) Excludes trampolines (92,159 injuries).
(9) Excludes 6,069 injuries in skating, unspecified.
(10) Includes roller skating (51,956 injuries) and in-line skating (16,701 injuries).
(11) Data for 2009.
(12) Includes injuries associated with swimming, swimming pools (2008 data), pool slides (2008 data), diving or diving boards and swimming pool equipment.

NA=Data not available.

Source: National Safety Council.