Table 7

 Severity of training injuries sustained by sub-elite rugby league players over three consecutive pre-season preparation periods

Severity of injury200120022003
NumberRate95% CINumberRate95% CINumberRate95% CI
Values are reported as rates per 1000 training hours. CI, confidence interval.
*Significant differences (p<0.05) among 2001, 2002, and 2003 seasons.
Transient178123.4105.3 to 141.5*7564.349.8 to 78.98859.547.1 to 71.9
Minor4430.521.5 to 39.5*3328.318.7 to 38.02214.98.7 to 21.1
Moderate32.10.0 to 4.421.70.0 to to 6.3
Major10.70.0 to to 2.0