Table 5

Game-related injury rates per 1000 player-hours in Midget hockey players in body checking and non-body checking leagues in the lower 70% by division by location and type of injury

Location and injury typeRate per 1000 player-hours (95% CI)*
LocationBody checking (n=213)No body checking (n=40)
N (/213)RateN (/40)Rate
Head/face†703.78 (2.76 to 5.19)181.94 (1.13 to 3.34)
Neck/throat30.18 (0.04 to 0.53)00.00 (0.00 to 0.47)
Shoulder/clavicle382.31 (1.64 to 3.17)20.26 (0.03 to 0.93)
Arm/elbow/forearm80.49 (0.21 to 0.96)10.13 (0.00 to 0.71)
Wrist/hand211.28 (0.79 to 1.95)20.26 (0.03 to 0.93)
Back/side90.55 (0.25 to 1.04)00.00 (0.00 to 0.47)
Chest/ribs/abdomen50.30 (0.10 to 0.71)00.00 (0.00 to 0.47)
Pelvis/hips/groin/upper leg60.37 (0.13 to 0.79)00.00 (0.00 to 0.47)
Knee201.22 (0.74 to 1.88)40.51 (0.14 to 1.31)
Lower leg/ankle/foot90.55 (0.25 to 1.04)20.26 (0.03 to 0.93)
Other00.00 (0.00 to 0.22)00.00 (0.00 to 0.47)
Missing/unknown241.46 (0.94 to 2.17)111.41 (0.70 to 2.53)
Type
Contusion130.79 (0.42 to 1.35)20.26 (0.03 to 0.93)
Concussion†693.84 (2.77 to 5.33)181.97 (1.14 to 3.37)
Joint/ligament sprain/dislocation412.49 (1.79 to 3.38)20.26 (0.03 to 0.93)
Fracture321.95 (1.33 to 2.75)30.38 (0.08 to 1.12)
Muscle strain/tendonitis191.16 (0.70 to 1.80)10.13 (0.00 to 0.71)
Abrasion/bleeding/burn/cut/blister20.12 (0.01 to 0.44)00.00 (0.00 to 0.47)
Other70.43 (0.17 to 0.88)00.00 (0.00 to 0.47)
Missing/unknown301.82 (1.23 to 2.61)141.80 (0.98 to 3.01)
  • *Crude rates with 95% exact Poisson CIs.

  • †Rate and corresponding 95% CI are based on Poisson regression analysis, offset for exposure game hours and adjusted for clustering by team.