Table 3

Descriptive statistics for consequences of injury which occurred during the last match, last year and during fitness testing among match referees (n-number of subjects in each group, M-mean, SD-standard deviation) for different competitive levels (UEFA referees-UEFA, 1st National league-1st, 2nd National league-2nd, 3rd National league)
Total (n = 342) UEFA (n = 18) 1st (n = 78) 2nd (n = 91) 3rd (n = 155)
M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD M ± SD
Last match (injured) n = 29 n = 0 n = 8 n = 8 n = 13
Recovery (days) 36.5 ± 43.42 30.38 ± 29.14 52.5 ± 45.17 33.11 ± 55.91
No training (days) 36.38 ± 48.47 21.43 ± 18.49 39 ± 32.86 46.73 ± 66.62
No refereeing (days) 58.38 ± 64.11 42.33 ± 42.85 54.67 ± 57.14 74.67 ± 83.96
Last year (injured) n = 46 n = 3 n = 12 n = 17 n = 14
Recovery (days) 53.55 ± 73.43 76 ± 90.16 73.4 ± 104.73 51.63 ± 68.5 35.46 ± 46.5
No training (days) 35.35 ± 35.31 17.5 ± 4.95 34.5 ± 22.48 38.46 ± 34.49 35.5 ± 44.96
No refereeing (days) 42.59 ± 48.67 20.5 ± 0.71 20.4 ± 8.76 36.11 ± 35.99 78.17 ± 74.38
Fitness testing (injured) n = 21 n = 0 n = 7 n = 8 n = 6
Recovery (days) 39.94 ± 57.69 36.57 ± 28.56 59 ± 101.29 22 ± 16.37
No training (days) 32.25 ± 25.73 31.33 ± 22.37 37.67 ± 32.21 25.5 ± 25.04
No refereeing (days) 43.11 ± 47.13 41 ± 33.53 22.33 ± 13.28 78.5 ± 101.12

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

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