Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Factors that may increase your risk of a concussion include:
- Participating in a high risk sport, such as football, hockey, soccer or other contact sport; the risk is further increased if there's a lack of proper safety equipment and supervision
- Being involved in a motor vehicle collision
- Being a soldier involved in combat
- Being a victim of physical abuse
- Falling, especially in young children and older adults
- Having had a previous concussion
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