TABLE 2

Cheerleading Injury Body Part and Diagnosis by Type of Exposure, National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, United States, 2009/2010 through 2013/2014

Competition, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEsPractice, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEsPerformance, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEsOverall, N (%)Rate per 10 000 AEs
Body part injureda
 Head/faceb20 (30.8)2.62256 (41.0)3.1229 (28.4)1.37305 (38.5)2.75
 Neck3 (4.6)0.3930 (4.8)0.375 (4.9)0.2438 (4.8)0.34
 Shoulder/clavicle4 (6.2)0.5239 (6.2)0.478 (7.8)0.3851 (6.4)0.46
 Arm/elbow4 (6.2)0.5229 (4.6)0.351 (1.0)0.0534 (4.3)0.31
 Hand/wrist5 (7.7)0.6659 (9.4)0.7210 (9.8)0.4774 (9.3)0.67
 Trunkc2 (3.1)0.2651 (8.2)0.628 (7.8)0.3861 (7.7)0.55
 Hip0 (0.0)0.004 (0.6)0.051 (1.0)0.055 (0.6)0.05
 Thigh/upper leg3 (4.6)0.3914 (2.2)0.173 (2.9)0.1420 (2.5)0.18
 Knee7 (10.8)0.9239 (6.2)0.4712 (11.8)0.5758 (7.3)0.52
 Lower leg2 (3.1)0.2612 (1.9)0.156 (5.9)0.2820 (2.5)0.18
 Ankle11 (16.9)1.4471 (11.4)0.8611 (10.8)0.5293 (11.7)0.84
 Foot3 (4.6)0.3917 (2.7)0.216 (5.9)0.2826 (3.3)0.23
 Other1 (1.5)0.134 (0.6)0.052 (2.0)0.097 (0.9)0.06
 Total65 (100.0)8.52625 (100.0)7.61102 (100.0)4.81792 (100.0)7.14
Injury diagnosisd
 Concussion18 (27.7)2.36206 (33.1)2.5121 (20.6)0.99245 (31.1)2.21
 Ligament sprain16 (24.6)2.10120 (19.3)1.4623 (22.6)1.09159 (20.2)1.43
 Muscle strain5 (7.7)0.6689 (14.3)1.0818 (17.7)0.85112 (14.2)1.01
 Fracture7 (10.8)0.9260 (9.7)0.7314 (13.7)0.6681 (10.3)0.73
 Contusion5 (7.7)0.6647 (7.6)0.576 (5.9)0.2858 (7.4)0.52
 Other14 (21.5)1.83100 (16.1)1.2220 (19.6)0.94134 (17.0)1.21
 Total65 (100.0)8.52622 (100.0)7.57102 (100.0)4.81789 (100.0)7.11
  • a Excludes 1 performance injury missing primary body part injured.

  • b Head/face includes head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and teeth.

  • c Trunk includes chest, t-spine, ribs, abdomen, lower back, l-spine, and pelvis.

  • d Excludes 3 practice and 1 performance injuries missing primary injury diagnosis.