Concussion Concerns Influence Whether Parents Allow Children to Play Sports

By: American Osteopathic Association

A Harris Poll survey conducted online in March 2017 on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association asked over 1,000 U.S. parents whether they allow or plan to allow their children to play sports given the risk of concussion—51 percent said yes, while 33 percent said it depends on the sport.

The remaining 16 percent of parents ruled out sports for their kids because of concussion risks.