Table 4

Number and rates of game-related injuries per 1000 player-hours among Bantam hockey players in body checking and non-body checking leagues by location and type of injury

Location and type of injuryRate per 1000 player-hours (95% CI) *
Body checkingNo body checking
Locationn (/129)Raten (/31)Rate
Head/face553.40 (0.78 to 6.02)161.89 (0.00 to 4.59)
Neck/throat†30.19 (0.04 to 0.54)20.24 (0.03 to 0.85)
Shoulder/clavicle120.74 (0.00 to 2.2)00.00 (0.00 to 0.00)
Arm/elbow/forearm†30.19 (0.04 to 0.54)30.35 (0.07 to 1.04)
Wrist/hand100.62 (0.00 to 1.95)10.12 (0.00 to 0.92)
Back/side†50.31 (0.10 to 0.72)00.00 (0.00 to 0.44)
Chest/ribs/abdomen†30.19 (0.04 to 0.54)10.12 (0.00 to 0.66)
Pelvis/hips/groin/ upper leg†30.19 (0.04 to 0.50)30.35 (0.07 to 1.04)
Knee†60.37 (0.14 to 0.81)10.12 (0.00 to 0.66)
Lower leg/ankle/foot†70.43 (0.17 to 0.89)10.12 (0.00 to 0.66)
Other†00.00 (0.00 to 0.23)10.12 (0.00 to 0.66)
Missing/unknown221.36 (0.00 to 3.28)20.24 (0.00 to 1.34)
Type
Contusion90.56 (0.00 to 1.00)40.47 (0.00 to 2.06)
Concussion543.34 (0.76 to 5.93)172.01 (0.00 to 4.78)
Joint/ligament sprain/dislocation80.49 (0.00 to 1.69)10.12 (0.00 to 0.92)
Fracture140.87 (0.00 to 2.38)10.12 (0.00 to 0.89)
Muscle strain/tendinitis140.87 (0.00 to 2.44)40.47 (0.00 to 2.08)
Abrasion/bleeding/ burn/cut/blister†10.06 (0.00 to 0.34)00.00 (0.00 to 0.44)
Other†50.31 (0.10 to 0.72)20.24 (0.03 to 0.85)
Missing/unknown241.48 (0.00 to 3.45)20.24 (0.00 to 1.32)
  • *Crude rates with 95% CIs with a design effect that takes into account clustering (offset by game-hours).

  • †Exact CIs.