Eight in 10 dancers have an injury each year, survey showsBMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7517.594-b (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:594
- Roger Dobson
Eight in 10 dancers in the United Kingdom have at least one injury a year that affects their ability to perform. Almost one in 10 are underweight, and a quarter report having had an eating problem at some time. These are among the findings of the second UK national survey of dancers' health, injuries, and life style.
The report—which looked at a range of issues, including the prevalence and causes of injury, eating disorders, psychological problems, smoking, and healthcare …