Table 2

Average Weekly prevalence (% of athletes affected (95% CI)) of all health problems and substantial problems reported, as well as the prevalence of injury, acute injury, overuse injury and illness among Olympic and Paralympic athletes and each of the three subgroups of Olympic athletes

Paralympic athletes
(n=95)
Olympic athletes
(n=533)
Olympic athletes
Endurance sports
(n=176)
Tactical/technical sports
(n=214)
Team sports
(n=143)
All health problems37.1 (35.8, 38.5)32.0 (31.1, 32.9)27.1 (25.5, 28.8)32.9 (31.6, 34.1)34.2 (32.5, 35.9)
 Injuries20.1 (19.1, 21)23.6 (22.8, 24.3)15.0 (13.6, 16.4)24.5 (23.5, 25.6)30.0 (28.4, 31.6)
  Acute injuries4.8 (4.2, 5.4)9.7 (9.2, 10.3)4.9 (3.6, 6.2)8.8 (8, 9.6)15.4 (14.3, 16.4)
  Overuse injuries15.6 (14.7, 16.5)14.4 (13.7, 15)10.4 (9.5, 11.3)16.1 (15.1, 17)15.3 (13.8, 16.7)
 Illness18.9 (17.7, 20)9.3 (8.7, 10)13.3 (12.1, 14.6)9.4 (8.6, 10.1)5.0 (4.1, 5.8)
Substantial health problems18.4 (17.2, 19.5)14.7 (14.1, 15.3)14.0 (12.7, 15.4)15.1 (14.2, 15.9)14.9 (13.9, 15.9)
 Injuries8.6 (7.9, 9.4)9.8 (9.2, 10.3)5.4 (4.3, 6.5)10.4 (9.8, 11.1)12.9 (12, 13.9)
  Acute injuries2.6 (2.2, 3)5.7 (5.3, 6.1)2.4 (1.4, 3.4)5.2 (4.7, 5.8)8.7 (7.9, 9.5)
  Overuse injuries6.1 (5.4, 6.8)4.1 (3.8, 4.5)3.0 (2.6, 3.5)5.3 (4.8, 5.8)4.4 (3.8, 4.9)
 Illness10.5 (9.6, 11.5)5.2 (4.8, 5.6)9.2 (8, 10.4)5.0 (4.5, 5.5)2.2 (1.7, 2.6)