Table 2

Incidence of injury by sport for athletes competing at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

SportTotal number of injuriesNumber of athletes with an injuryTotal number of athletes competingTotal number of athlete daysPercentage of athletes with an injury (%)Injury incidence rate: injuries/1000 athlete days (95% CI)
All142112567680419.820.9 (17.4 to 25.0)
Para snowboard35247286433.340.5 (28.5 to 57.5)*
Para alpine skiing3930141169221.323.1 (16.5 to 32.1)
Para ice hockey3729135162021.522.8 (16.2 to 32.1)
Para Nordic skiing2624159190815.113.6 (9.1 to 20.5)
Wheelchair curling55607208.36.9 (2.7 to 17.6)†
  • *Higher than all other sport categories (p<0.02).

  • ‡Lower than para snowboard, para alpine skiing and para ice hockey but not para Nordic skiing (p<0.01).