Table 3

Incidence of injury in the precompetition and competition periods for athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games

PeriodTotal 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)
All510441365751 19812.110.0 (9.1 to 10.9)
Precompetition period141134365710 9713.712.9 (10.9 to 15.2)*
Competition period369325365740 2278.99.2 (8.3 to 10.2)
  • *Significantly higher than injuries in the competition period (p<0.01).