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GCH Student Publishes Article on Sports Injuries in Argentina

November 19, 2015

Hamdi Abdi, an student in the MPH program, has co-authored a study with Hafsa A. Abdirahman, MPH ’11, and Kathryn H. Jacobsen, professor in the Department of Global and Community Health. Her paper on sports injuries among Argentinian middle school students was published in International Sports Studies, the official journal of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport.

The researchers examined the prevalence of injuries among adolescents ages 13 to 15 that caused them to miss at least one full day of school and/or required medical treatment. Sports were the most common cause of injuries for both boys and girls. The authors determined that public health interventions for injury prevention in this population should include sports safety education from teachers and coaches.

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