What do you think are the biggest health risks associated with playing football?*

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Share of respondents
Concussions 85%
Physical injuries like fractures, dislocations, strains or sprains 56%
Catastrophic injuries like spine injuries or spinal cord injuries 38%
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) 22%
Dementia 11%
Depression 7%
Alzheimer's disease 6%
I don't think there are serious risks of playing football 3%
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This statistic shows health risks U.S. consumers think are associated with playing football in 2017 according to a Statista survey. 85 percent of survey respondents said they believe concussions are the biggest danger.

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