This document shows the variation in concussion rates from high school to college. The largest difference that I noticed was that concussion rates for football was almost cut in half going into the collegiate level. I’m guessing this is either due to the athletes having not as much variation in the skill levels between them and their opponents or because the players understand how to play the game with safer contact when compared to high school. Another part of the graph I thought was interesting was that in sports with both men and women teams, the women have higher concussion rates than the men. A reason I can see for this is that women do not have as much neck strength as men, so when they are doing the same activities they are more susceptible to getting concussions.



  1. Louis 11 months ago

    I agree with you, Dominic. I think this is very prevalent in society today and head trauma is a major issue. Concussions are a big deal because they can lead to all sorts of problems such as CTE and other major issues. Thank you for sharing this information.Here’s an article you may want to look at:

  2. Adryan 11 months ago

    I agree with you, Dominic. I also believe that the reason for lower concussion rates for people in high school to college is because as you grow in a certain sport you tend to figure out shortcuts and have more skill. Some kids in high school could also be taking the sport for fun and not trying to look into the behind the scenes of the sport and are more prone to concussions.

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