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

U.S. consumer opinions on health risks associated with playing football 2017 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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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%
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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Release date
January 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 6 - 14, 2017
Number of respondents
1,210 respondents
Age group
18 to 69 years
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* The original question was phrased as follows: Some people say that playing football carries high health risks, especially for children. What do you think are the biggest dangers of playing football?

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