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Risk Factors for Injury in the Career Female Dancer: An Epidemiologic Study of a Broadway Sample of Performers

Scott C. Carvajal, Richard I. Evans, Randolph W. Evans,Susan G. Nash, Thomas W. Carvajal
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 13 Number 3: Page 89 (September 1998)

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Abstract: Eighty-nine female professional theatrical dancers from 18 Broadway productions participated in an anonymous survey requesting information about their injuries and potential risk factors. Dancers with a greater body mass index were at lower risk for injury, and those dancers who began instruction at a later age were at higher risk for injury. Though additional research may help clarify the precise reasons for these risk factors, health professionals involved in dance medicine should consider these findings when coordinating prevention efforts

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