August 2011

CIHI releases data on summer sports injury

The Canadian Institute for Health Information has released new data on summer sports and recreational activities, with good news for advocates of cycling helmet use.

CIHI notes that cycling injuries are by far the most common of summer sports and recreational injuries. However, while the number of cycling injuries remains stable, the number of serious cycling head injuries has plunged during the last decade, suggesting the increasing use of helmets is having a real impact.

To read the report, visit the CIHI website

Updated August 3, 2011