Injury Surveillance of Female Adult Zumba® Dancers

Pablo A. Domene*, Neil D. Clarke, Anne A. Delextrat, Chris Easton

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    BACKGROUND: We sought to describe the patterns of injury and to establish the injury incidence rates associated with Zumba®. METHODS: Zumba® dancers were invited to complete an anonymous web-based survey containing 13 demographic background and 14 (1 yr retrospective) injury history questions. Inclusion criteria stated that the respondents had to be aged 18 – 64 yr and currently involved in group-based classes of Zumba®, either as a registered instructor or class participant. Binomial logistic regression analysis was used to predict the odds of injury during Zumba® and Mann-Whitney tests were employed to ascertain differences between groups. RESULTS: The survey response rate was 74%. The final sample of respondents (N = 138; female = 100%) included 19 registered instructors and 119 class participants, of which 58% and 16%, respectively, sustained ≥ 1 injury during Zumba® in the past year. The odds of injury was 7 (95% CI 2 – 19) times greater (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1642-1649
    Number of pages8
    JournalThe Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 1 Dec 2017


    • Dancing
    • Exercise
    • Wounds and injuries


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