Male Athletes More Likely to Die During Play

August 14, 2013 12:08 AM

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Male Athletes More Likely to Die During Play

Rates of sudden death among sports participants in France were 20 times higher in men than women, researchers said.

Data from emergency responders in 60 of 96 administrative districts in France, covering a total population of 35 million people and an estimated 5.45 million sports participants, showed that sports-related sudden deaths occurred in men at a rate of 10.07 per million participants per year (95% CI 9.3...

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