Table 2

The incidence rate (IR) of injury in each sport and percentage of athletes injured in each sport in the total period

SportN (per sport)Total number of athletes competing (per sport)Total number of athlete exposure days (per sport)Per cent (per sport)IR (95% CI)
Football 5-a-side227098031.422.4 (14.1 to 33.8)
Powerlifting44163228227.019.3 (14.0 to 25.8)
Goalball30110154027.319.5 (13.2 to 27.7)
Wheelchair fencing2495133025.318.0 (11.6 to 26.7)
Wheelchair rugby1879110622.816.3 (9.7 to 25.6)
Athletics2169771367822.115.8 (13.8 to 18.0)
Judo25115161021.715.5 (10.1 to 22.8)
Wheelchair tennis19106148417.912.8 (7.7 to 19.9)
Table tennis40226316417.712.6 (9.0 to 17.2)
Wheelchair basketball34202282816.812.0 (8.3 to 16.8)
Football 7-a-side1596134415.611.2 (6.3 to 18.3)
Seated volleyball23154215614.910.7 (6.8 to 16.0)
Cycling track1292128813.09.3 (4.8 to 16.2)
Equestrian96996613.09.3 (4.3 to 17.6)
Swimming62499698612.48.7 (6.8 to 11.4)
Archery15128179211.78.4 (4.7 to 13.8)
Boccia1198137211.28.0 (4.0 to 14.3)
Cycling road1718225489.36.7 (3.9 to 10.7)
Sailing4709805.74.1 (1.1 to 10.4)
Rowing59112745.53.9 (1.3 to 9.1)
Shooting1334623.02.2 (0.1 to 12.0)
  • IR, incidence rate (injuries per 1000 athlete-days); N, number of injuries; Per cent, number of injuries per 100 athletes.