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Table 3 Injured Body Sites in Schools with (HS RIO) and without (SISS) Athletic Trainers, 2006/07–2008/09

From: Injuries in girls’ soccer and basketball: a comparison of high schools with and without athletic trainers

  HS RIO SISS  
N (%)a Rate per 10,000 AEa N (%) Rate per 10,000 AE RR (95% CI)b
Girls’ Soccer
 Head/facec 186 (15.5) 3.57 6 (2.7) 1.06 3.37 (1.48–7.61)
 Hip/thigh/upper leg 195 (16.2) 3.74 36 (15.9) 6.34 1.70 (1.19–2.42)
 Knee 250 (20.8) 4.79 68 (30.1) 11.98 2.50 (1.91–3.27)
 Lower leg 96 (8.0) 1.84 13 (5.8) 2.29 1.24 (0.70–2.23)
 Ankle 253 (21.1) 4.85 73 (32.3) 12.86 2.65 (2.04–3.43)
 Foot 73 (6.1) 1.40 9 (4.0) 1.59 1.13 (0.57–2.26)
 Other 148 (12.3) 2.84 21 (9.3) 3.70 1.30 (0.82–2.05)
Girls’ Basketball
 Head/face 157 (16.1) 2.80 5 (3.4) 0.72 3.90 (1.60–9.49)
 Hand/wrist 89 (9.1) 1.58 8 (5.4) 1.14 1.39 (0.67–2.87)
 Hip/thigh/upper leg 63 (6.4) 1.11 5 (3.4) 0.72 1.55 (0.62–3.85)
 Knee 185 (18.9) 3.29 53 (36.1) 7.63 2.32 (1.71–3.15)
 Ankle 289 (29.6) 5.15 55 (37.4) 7.91 1.54 (1.15–2.05)
 Other 194 (19.8) 3.45 21 (14.3) 3.02 1.14 (0.73–1.79)
  1. aAE = Athlete-exposure, one athlete participating in one practice or one competition; total N may not add to those found in Table 1 due to missing data
  2. bAll RRs calculated with the lower of the two rates as referent group – the group with the significantly higher rate is bolded; CI denotes Confidence Interval. Bolded CIs indicate significance at alpha = 0.05
  3. cHead/face includes all injury diagnoses to this body region, including concussions