Table 2

Prevalence of injuries (frequency-f; percentage-%; 95% CI-95% confidence interval) among soccer referees during the last match, the last year and during fitness testing, and Kruskal Wallis analysis of the differences (* denotes significant differences) between qualitative levels (UEFA referees-UEFA, 1st National league-1st, 2nd National league-2nd, 3rd National league), within match referees (MR), and within assistant referees (AR)
Last match Last year During fitness testing
f (%) 95% CI f (%) 95% CI f (%) 95% CI
MR 29 (18) 0.13–0.25 46(29)* 0.23–0.37 21(13) 0.05–0.14
AR 31 (17) 0.12–0.22 55(30)* 0.23–0.37 35(19)* 0.14–0.25
UEFA MR 0(0) - 3(50) 0.19–0.81 0(0) -
UEFA AR 0(0) - 1(8) 0.01–0.35 3(25) 0.09–0.53
1st MR 8(26) 0.13–0.43 12(39) 0.24–0.56 7(23) 0.11–0.40
1st AR 11(23) 0.13–0.37 21(45) 0.31–0.58 17(36) 0.24–0.50
2nd MR 8(17) 0.01–0.31 17(38) 0.25–0.52 8(18) 0.09–0.31
2nd AR 8(17) 0.09–0.30 14(30) 0.19–0.45 9(20) 0.10–0.33
3rd MR 13(17) 0.10–0.27 14(19) 0.11–0.29 6(8) 0.04–0.16
3rd AR 12(15) 0.12–0.29 19(24) 0.16–0.34 6(8) 0.03–0.15

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Gabrilo et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:88   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-88

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