Background Epidemiological studies on judo injuries in Western countries have been carried out before. Scant information is available on judo competition injuries in the Philippines.
Objective To assess injury rates in Filipino young and adult judo athletes.
Setting Data were collected at the 2012 Philippine National Games in Dumaguete City, Philippines using a standardized questionnaire.
Participants Subjects were senior men (n=102) and Senior Women (n=40) as well as junior men (n=42) and Junior Women (n=25). The tournament was open to all eligible judo athletes in the country, including members from the National Team. Junior category was 19 years old and below, while the senior division was open.
Risk factor assessment Competition injuries were assessed by the tournament physician.
Main outcome measurements Injury rate per athlete-exposures (A-E).
Results The injury rate for the men was 140.63/1,000 A-E (95% CI: 75.66–205.60) and for the women, 52.24/1,000 A-E (95% CI: 18.104.22.168). For the boys, the rate was 177.08 (95% CI: 92.90–261.26) and for the girls, 31.25 (95% CI: 12.06–74.56). The upper limbs were most susceptible to injury in both men and women with injury rates of 70.31/1,000 A-E (95% CI: 24.37–116.25) and 37.31/1,000 A-E (95% CI: 4.60–70.02), respectively.
Conclusions There was no difference in injury rate between the men and the boys. There also was no difference in injury rate between women and girls.
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