Table 8 Abrasions, lacerations and contusions on the head and face area
LocationAll (%, n = 278)No headgear (%, n = 216)Headgear (%, n = 52)
Front/forehead16.2 (45/278)20.4 (44/216)3.8 (2/52)
Side/temporal11.9 (33/278)14.8 (32//216)1.9 (1/52)
Back/occiput8.6 (24/278)10.6 (23/216)1.9 (1/52)
Top5.4 (15/278)6.0 (13/216)3.8 (2/52)
Face17.6 (49/278)18.1 (39/216)19.2 (10/52)
  • Relative risk (RR) associated with abrasions, lacerations and contusions:

  • (1) For front, side, back, top of head and the face:

  • (a) Female athletes RR = 1.93 (p<0.001)

  • (2) For front, side, back, top of head but not the face:

  • (a) No-HG: RR = 1.86 (p<0.05)

  • (b) Female athletes: RR = 1.72 (p<0.02)</p>