Table 1

Incidence of injury by category, field position, and time of play

Injuries (%)TotalOdds ratioConfidence intervalp Value
Injuries by category
Senior364 (3.1)11 6801.531.34 to 1.76<0.0001
Young560 (2)27 253
Forwards v backs
Forwards565 (2.81)20 6341.411.23 to 1.61<0.0001
Backs359 (1.96)18 299
Injuries by time of play
Second half499 (1.28)38 9331.171.03 to 1.340.01
First half425 (1.09)38 933