Table 7

Proportion of injured athletes by impairment type for all injuries for athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games

Impairment typeTotal number of injuries (percentage of total number of injuries)Number of athletes with an injuryProportion of injured athletes in each impairment type (%)
All510 (100%)411100
Limb deficiency (amputation, dysmelia, congenital deformity)154 (30.2%)14132.0
Visual impairment112 (22.0%)8820.0
Spinal cord injury103 (20.2%)8118.4
Central neurological injury (cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, other neurological impairment)82 (16.1%)7517.0
Other25 (4.9%)245.4
Les autres (non-spinal polio myelitis, ankylosis, leg shortening, joint movement restriction, nerve injury resulting in local paralysis)17 (3.3%)163.6
Intellectual impairment8 (1.6%)71.6
Unknown5 (1.0%)51.1
Short stature4 (0.8%)40.9