Table 8

Nature and cause of match injuries as a function of competition and gender

Nature/cause of injury onsetProportion of all injuries (%, 95% CI)
2014/2015 SWS 2015/2016 SWS 2016 Rio
Nature
 Men
  Acute95.6 (92.1 to 99.0)94.8 (91.2 to 98.3)92.9 (79.4 to 100)
  Gradual4.4 (1.0 to 7.9)5.2 (1.7 to 8.8)7.1 (0 to 20.6)
 Women
  Acute93.1 (86.6 to 99.6)92.9 (86.1 to 99.6)87.5 (64.6 to 100)
  Gradual6.9 (0.4 to 13.4)7.1 (0.4 to 13.9)12.5 (0 to 35.4)
Cause
 Men
  Contact77.7 (70.5 to 84.8)85.1 (79.4 to 90.9)85.7 (67.4 to 100)
  Non-contact22.3 (15.2 to 29.5)14.9 (9.1 to 20.6)14.3 (0 to 32.6)
 Women
  Contact92.9 (86.1 to 99.6)96.2 (90.9 to 100)83.3 (53.5 to 100)
  Non-contact7.1 (0.4 to 13.9)3.8 (0 to 9.1)16.7 (0 to 46.5)
  • SWS, Sevens World Series.