Table 3

Risk indicators for sustaining an in-championship injury presented as ORs (95% CI) calculated by simple and multiple logistic regression analyses (n=307)

 95% OR
In-championship injury
Simple modelsMultiple model
Continent (reference Europe)NS
 North AmericaNS
 South AmericaNS
Event category (reference speed/power)
Endurance (Middle and long distance running, marathon, race walking)
Prechampionships medical support availableNS
Preparticipation health symptoms
 Injury symptoms
  Reduced participationNS
  Gradual-onset3.19 (1.14 to 8.94) (p=0.027)3.09 (1.08 to 8.79) (p=0.035)
  Severity score2.78 (1.01 to 7.66) (p=0.048)
  Notable duration (>2 days)NS*
  Anxiety causedNS**
  Expected impact at championshipsNS
 Illness symptoms
  Reduced participationNS
  Severity scoreNS
  Notable duration (>2 days)4.08 (1.21 to 13.70) (p=0.023)
  Anxiety caused5.87 (1.46 to 23.64) (p=0.013)5.56 (1.34 to 23.15) (p=0.018)
  • *p=0.060; **p=0.081.

  • NS, not significant.