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Children are encouraged to participate in sports to improve general health and well-being and to prevent illnesses related to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.1 2 Although the benefits of participation in sporting activities are undisputed, injury is a common adverse outcome.3 4 Despite the increasing recognition of the issue worldwide, there is very limited high-quality population-based data quantifying the burden of sports injuries in children and monitor changes over time. Such data are essential for decision-makers to prioritise and develop policy and for stakeholders and researchers to evaluate the impact of sports injury prevention efforts in the real-world setting.
This is the first study …
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