Table 2

Incidence of injury by sex and age group for athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games

Sex/age group (years)Total number of injuries (percentage of total number of injuries)Number of athletes with an injuryTotal number of athletes competingTotal number of athlete daysProportion of athletes with an injuryInjury incidence rate: number of injuries/1000 athlete days (95% CI)
All510 (100%)441365751 19812.110.0 (9.1 to 10.9)
Female208 (40.8%)183138919 44613.210.7 (9.3 to 12.3)
Male302 (59.2%)258226831 75211.49.5 (8.5 to 10.7)
Age 12–25120 (23.5%)10499613 94410.48.6 (7.2 to 10.3)
Age 26–34192 (37.6%)168132018 48012.710.4 (9.0 to 12.0)
Age 35–75198 (38.8%)169134118 77412.610.6 (9.2 to 12.1)