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Table 3 The gender and severity of injuries by style of martial arts, cause/mechanism and nature of injury sustained

From: Characteristics of martial art injuries in a defined Canadian population: a descriptive epidemiological study

  n(%) % Male % Serious*
Style    
   Karate 299 (33) 65 25
   Taekwondo 129 (14) 67 28
   Judo 99 (12) 73 27
   Kickboxing 60 (7) 65 25
   Jujitsu 46 (5) 83 20
   Aikido 16 (2) 63 13
   Kung Fu 15 (2) 47 33
   Tai Chi 5 (1) 60 40
   Other 251 (27) 72 26
Cause/Mechanism    
   Fall/Throw/Jump 301 (33) 65 27
   Foot Strike/Kick 294 (32) 72 19
   Hand Strike/Punch 77 (8) 74 34
   Weapon 50 (5) 72 84
   Block 47 (0) 64 19
Nature of Injury   
Fracture 189 (21) 65 67
   Upper Limb 95 (10) 64 84
   Lower Limb 66 (7) 67 15
   Head & Neck 17 (2) 59 12
   Trunk 10 (1) 60 0
   Other 1 (0) 100 0
Sprain/Strain 112 (12) 71 14
   Upper Limb 26 (3) 73 12
   Lower Limb 70 (8) 67 19
   Head & Neck 6 (1) 100 0
   Trunk 9 (1) 67 0
   Other 1 (0) 100 0
Open Wound 45 (5) 67 64
   Upper Limb 5 (1) 40 40
   Lower Limb 6 (1) 67 50
   Head & Neck 32 (4) 69 66
   Trunk 0 N/A N/A
   Other 2 (0) 100 0
  1. * Admitted or required follow-up.
  2. Numbers may not total 920 due to missing or incomplete data
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