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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

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Abstract

HINO, Adriano Akira Ferreira; REIS, Rodrigo Siqueira; RODRIGUEZ-ANEZ, Ciro Romélio  and  FERMINO, Rogério César. Prevalence of injuries and associated factors among street runners. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.1, pp. 36-39. ISSN 1517-8692.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922009000100008.

The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of sports-related injuries and associated factors in street runners through a referred morbidity survey. Participants were selected by invitation and by volunteering among the runners from the Curitiba City Street Running Circuit during the months of September to November. 295 runners were interviewed (77.3% men). Prevalence rates were described accordingly to the study variables and Poisson regression was employed to test associations (p/ </ 0.05). The prevalence of sport injures occurred in the last six months was 28.5% (29.8% for men and 23.9% for women). Higher prevalence rates were observed among those aged from 30.1 - 45yr (32.8%); overweight/obese (35.2%); women training more than 30min/day (31.3%); and men training more than 60 min/day (34.2%). None of the variables analyzed were associated with self-reported sport injuries. The majority of injured subjects (60.5%) remained less than three months away from training and those with training volume between 31 and 60 min/day were more likely to show this condition (prevalence ratio/ =/ 2.44; CI95% = 0.99-6.06; p = 0.05). It is concluded that sports injuries prevalence is observed in 1/3 of men and 1/4 of women. The variables investigated were not associated with prevalence of sport injuries in street runners and the injuries severity is associated with training volume.

Keywords : athletic injuries; running; exercise; prevalence.

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