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Table 2 Incidence of neck injury as a factor of player position

From: Incidence, severity, aetiology and type of neck injury in men's amateur rugby union: a prospective cohort study

Position of play Count (N) Incidence/1000 player hours Percent %
Forwards (71) 4.27 (CI: 3.34, 5.39) 78.9%
    Back Row (25) 4.01 (CI: 2.60, 5.92) 27.8%
LF (8) 3.85 (CI: 1.66, 7.59) 8.9%
8 (8) 3.85 (CI: 1.66, 7.59) 8.9%
RF (9) 4.33 (CI: 1.98, 8.23) 10.0%
    Second Row (12) 2.89 (CI: 1.49, 5.05) 13.3%
LL (8) 3.85 (CI: 1.66, 7.59) 8.9%
RL (4) 1.93 (CI: 0.52, 4.93) 4.4%
    Front Row (34) 5.46 (CI: 3.78, 7.63) 37.8%
LHP (9) 4.33 (CI: 1.98, 8.23) 10.0%
H (15) 7.22 (CI: 4.04, 11.92) 16.7%
THP (10) 4.82 (CI: 2.31, 8.86) 11.1%
Backs (19) 1.31 (CI: 0.79, 2.04) 21.1%
    Inside Backs (6) 1.44 (CI: 0.53, 3.14) 6.7%
IC (3) 1.44 (CI: 0.30, 4.22) 3.3%
OC (3) 1.44 (CI: 0.30, 4.22) 3.3%
    Outside Backs (4) 0.64 (CI: 0.17, 1.64) 4.4%
LW (1) 0.48 (CI: 0.01, 2.68) 1.1%
RW (2) 0.96 (CI: 0.12, 3.48) 2.2%
FB (1) 0.48 (CI: 0.01, 2.68) 1.1%
    Scrum Halves (9) 2.17 (CI: 0.99, 4.11) 10.0%
HB (7) 3.37 (CI: 1.36, 6.95) 7.8%
5/8 (2) 0.96 (CI: 0.12, 3.48) 2.2%