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Risk Factors for Student Injuries

Risk Factors

In younger students, it has been found that playground injuries are more common while organized sports become more likely to cause injuries as age increases. There are many factors that put students at risk for injuries, such as poor monitoring and supervision of children, risk-taking behaviors among students, poor decision making skills among students, inadequately maintained equipment, lack of staff awareness of injury prevention, lack of athletic conditioning, and lack of knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.

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