A study published by the Journal of Athletic Training found that on average women suffered from more concussions than men.
Using the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Injury Surveillance System they were able to access the athletic trainer’s medical records of athletes (soccer, lacrosse, basketball, softball, baseball, and gymnastics) from 1997-2000.
5.9% of the 14,591 injuries were concussions.
9.5% of women suffered concussions during games while 6.4% of men suffered a concussion during games.
This showed that concussions affect women more than men in sex-comparable sports and allowed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Committee on Competitive Safegurads and Medical Aspects of Sports to modify their rules to minimize the number of concussions.