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Table 4 Mechanism of Injury 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  
Mechanism of injury N (%)a Rate per 10,000 AEa N (%) Rate per 10,000 AE RR (95% CI)b
Girls’ Soccer
 Player-player contact 510 (42.5) 9.78 78 (34.5) 13.75 1.41 (1.11–1.78)
 Player-surface contact 168 (14.0) 3.22 31 (13.7) 5.46 1.70 (1.16–2.49)
 Player-apparatus/equipment contact 109 (9.1) 2.09 9 (4.0) 1.59 1.32 (0.67–2.60)
 No contact/overuse 389 (32.4) 7.46 101 (44.7) 17.80 2.39 (1.92–2.97)
 Other 24 (2.0) 0.46 7 (3.1) 1.23 2.68 (1.15–6.22)
Girls’ Basketball
 Player-player contact 362 (36.8) 6.44 47 (31.5) 6.76 1.05 (0.77–1.42)
 Player-surface contact 222 (22.6) 3.96 39 (26.2) 5.61 1.42 (1.01–1.99)
 Player-apparatus/equipment contact 62 (6.3) 1.10 7 (4.7) 1.01 1.10 (0.50–2.40)
 No contact/overuse 303 (30.8) 5.39 54 (36.2) 7.77 1.44 (1.08–1.92)
 Other 34 (3.5) 0.61 2 (1.3) 0.30 2.10 (0.51–8.76)
  1. aAE = Athlete-exposure, with one athlete participating in one practice or one competition contributing one AE, 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