Table 5

 Incidence (injuries/1000 player match hours) of match injuries on artificial turf and grass for male and female players as a function of the type of injury

Injury typeMale playersFemale players
Incidence (95% CI)Incidence ratio (95% CI)p Value(z test)Incidence (95% CI)Incidence ratio(95% CI)p Value(z test)
Artificial turfGrassArtificial turfGrass
Fracture/bone stress1.39 (0.75 to 2.58)1.22 (0.87 to 1.71)1.14 (0.56 to 2.30)0.720.71 (0.30 to 1.72)1.64 (1.27 to 2.10)0.44 (0.18 to 1.09)0.08
Joint (non bone)/ligament/cartilage8.76 (6.84 to 11.21)7.52 (6.56 to 8.61)1.16 (0.88 to 1.54)0.297.72 (5.91 to 10.08)9.07 (8.15 to 10.09)0.85 (0.64 to 1.13)0.27
Muscle/tendon5.70 (4.20 to 7.74)6.47 (5.59 to 7.49)0.88 (0.63 to 1.24)0.463.57 (2.41 to 5.29)3.17 (2.64 to 3.79)1.13 (0.73 to 1.74)0.58
Contusion5.28 (3.84 to 7.26)6.33 (5.46 to 7.34)0.83 (0.59 to 1.18)0.314.57 (3.23 to 6.47)5.05 (4.37 to 5.82)0.91 (0.62 to 1.32)0.61
Laceration/skin lesion1.81 (1.05 to 3.11)0.61 (0.38 to 0.98)2.95 (1.44 to 6.08)<0.010.29 (0.07 to 1.14)0.24 (0.13 to 0.46)1.18 (0.26 to 5.5)0.83
Central/peripheral nervous system2.36 (1.47 to 3.80)1.40 (1.02 to 1.92)1.68 (0.95 to 2.98)0.072.14 (1.29 to 3.56)2.31 (1.87 to 2.85)0.93 (0.54 to 1.61)0.79
Other0.14 (0.02 to 0.99)0.36 (0.19 to 0.67)0.39 (0.05 to 3.02)0.360.14 (0.02 to 1.01)0.32 (0.18 to 0.57)0.44 (0.06 to 3.41)0.43