Table 1

Age and sex distribution of patients attending sports medicine clinics for treatment, compared with the Victorian general population15 and the Victorian sports participant population16

% of SMIS casesVictorian population% of SMIS cases (aged ≥18 years)*Victorian sports participants*
*As ABS participation data are for adults only, this comparison includes only participants/patients aged 18 years and over.
†These age groups are those given in the ABS publications.
SMIS, Sports Medicine Injury Surveillance project.
Age group†<1510.720.6Age group†18–2430.920.3
15–1918.76.925–3440.127.2
20–5969.556.035–4416.421.9
60–640.74.045–549.215.7
>650.412.555+3.414.9
Sex (%)Male69.849.4Sex (%)Male72.154.3
Female30.250.6Female27.945.7