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Falls Across the Lifespan - Youth

Falls are an issue for people of all ages, not just for seniors and young children. In 2011, 3,091 Durham Region youth (10-19 yrs) visited the emergency department for a fall-related injury. Most of these falls occurred while youth were involved in sports and recreational activities.

The rates of sports injuries in Durham Region, for males and females, are higher than Ontario’s rates. Sports injuries occur more often in males.

The largest proportion of sports injuries occur in the winter months of January and February.

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