Skateboard injuries in children and adolescents

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Abstract

Data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission show an increase in skateboard injuries since 1984. This study analyzed reports of injuries in children and adolescents who use skateboards and the use of protective clothing by skateboard users. A convenience sample of 94 users, aged 6-18 years, in a metropolitan HMO was evaluated by questionnaire. Significant injuries associated with skateboard use (lacerations, unconsciousness, fractures, or other) were reported by 13% of the subjects. Frequency of skateboard use was strongly associated (p < 0.01), with significant injury. Use of protective clothing was not associated with a lower proportion of injured users. Older adolescents reported a higher proportion of injuries than younger adolescents or children did. These findings suggest a high injury prevalence among skateboard users. Prevention strategies should be critically evaluated and should not rely solely on the use of protective clothing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-412
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health Care
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Keywords

  • Wounds and injuries Skateboarding Adolescence Epidemiology Consumer product safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Skateboard injuries in children and adolescents. / Pendergrast, Robert A.

In: Journal of Adolescent Health Care, Vol. 11, No. 5, 01.01.1990, p. 408-412.

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