Table 5

Incidence of illness by onset for athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games

Type of illnessTotal number of illnesses
(percentage of total number of illnesses)
Number of athletes
with an illness
Proportion of athletes
with an illness (%)
Illness incidence rate: number of illnesses/1000 athlete days (95% CI)
All511 (100)45412.410.0 (9.2 to 10.9)
New illness446 (87.3)40511.18.7 (7.9 to 9.6)*
Recurrent illness65 (12.7)601.61.3 (1.0 to 1.6)
  • *Significantly higher than recurrent illness (p<0.05).