TABLE 1

Concussion Rates in High School Sports

SportInjury Rate, per 1000 Athlete Exposures
Football0.47–1.03a,b
Girls' soccer0.36a
Boys' lacrosse0.28–0.34c,d
Boys' soccer0.22a
Girls' basketball0.21a
Wrestling0.18a
Girls' lacrosse0.10–0.21c,d
Softball0.07a
Boys' basketball0.07a
Boys' and girls' volleyball0.05a
Baseball0.05a
  • a Data from Gessel LM, Fields SK, Collins CL, Dick RW, Comstock RD. Concussions among United States high school and collegiate athletes. J Athl Train. 2007;42(4):495–503.

  • b Data from Guskiewicz KM, Weaver NL, Padua DA, Garrett WE. Epidemiology of concussion in collegiate and high school football players. Am J Sports Med. 2000;28(5):643–650.

  • c Data from Lincoln AE, Hinton RY, Almqueist JL. Head, face, and eye injuries in scholastic and collegiate lacrosse: a 4-year prospective study. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(2):207–215.

  • d Data from Hinton RY, Lincoln AE, Almquist JL. Epidemiology of lacrosse injuries in high school-aged girls and boys: a 3-year prospective study. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33(9):1305–1314.