New releases from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW):
Hospitalised sports injury in Australia, 2016–17
In 2016–17, almost 60,000 people were hospitalised for sports injuries. Males were more than twice as likely to be hospitalised as females. For males, the sports that most frequently led to hospitalisation were football (all codes) (38%), cycling (12%) and wheeled motor sports (8%). For females, they were football (15%), netball (10%; 13% when combined with basketball) and equestrian activities (11%).
Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2016–17
A total of 227 new cases of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) due to external causes were reported to the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register for 2016–17. The majority (80%) of these were males. Land transport crashes (39%) and falls (39%) were most often reported as the cause of traumatic SCI.