Table 4

 Treatment of soccer head injuries by nature of injury and mechanical factor, Kingston and area 1996–2001

Advice or observationTreated, follow up as neededTreated, follow up requiredHospital admissionTotal soccer head injuries
No%No%No%No%No%
Nature of injury
    Open wound24.41314.04345.75824.7
    Superficial1022.23032.344.34418.7
    Minor head injury1533.32021.533.23816.2
    Eye injury99.72728.73615.3
    Concussion1840.01516.13314.0
    Fracture55.41516.03100.0239.8
    Dental injury22.120.9
    Other/unspecified11.110.4
Mechanical factor
    Other players or persons2964.45862.46468.1266.715365.1
    Balls1226.72223.72728.7133.36226.4
    Structures, surfaces or objects24.466.533.2114.7
    Other/unspecified24.477.593.8
Total45100.093100.094100.03100.0235100.0