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Table 3 Athlete injuries during the 2013 World Dwarf Games categorized by gender of athlete, acuity of injury, type of injury, and severity of injury along with epidemiologic incidence proportions

From: Incidence of injury and illness during the 2013 world dwarf games

  Athletes Injured % of Total Athletes Injured Athletes at Risk Incidence Proportion (%)
Total 24 100.0 409 5.9
Gender
 Male 20 83.3 276 7.2
 Female 4 16.7 133 3.0
Acuity of Injury
 Acute 23 95.8 409 5.6
 Acute-on-chronic 1 4.2 409 0.2
 Chronic 0 0.0 409 0.0
Type of Injury
 Contusion 6 25.0 409 1.5
 Sprain 3 12.5 409 0.7
 Strain 10 41.7 409 2.4
 Othera 5 20.8 409 1.2
I-RTPb 21 87.5   
  1. aOther injuries include 3 hamstring cramps, 1 forehead laceration, and 1 IT band tendonitis
  2. b“I-RTP” stands for immediate return to play, which means the athlete was given medical clearance to resume participation due to low severity of the injury. This was not documented for one athlete. Two other athletes reported their injuries towards the completion of the event, but could have returned if the competition had continued