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Table 3 Severity of neck injury as a factor of grouped player position

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

Severity Back Row (3) Front Row (3) Inside Backs (2) Outside Backs (3) Scrum Halves (2) Second Row (2) Backs (7) Forwards (8)
Minor N = 17 N = 22 N = 4 N = 2 N = 8 N = 8 N = 14 N = 47
  2.73 (CI: 1.59, 4.37) 3.53 (CI: 2.21, 5.35) 0.96 (CI: 0.26, 2.47) 0.32 (CI: 0.04, 1.16) 1.93 (CI: 0.83, 3.80) 1.93 (CI: 0.83, 3.80) 0.96 (CI: 0.53, 1.62) 2.83 (CI: 2.08, 2.76)
  70.8% 64.7% 66.7% 66.7% 88.9% 66.7% 77.8% 67.1%
Mild N = 6 N = 5 N = 0 N = 1 N = 1 N = 2 N = 2 N = 13
  0.96 (CI: 0.35, 2.10) 0.80 (CI: 0.26, 1.87) 0.00 0.16 (CI: 0.00, 0.89) 0.16 (CI: 0.00, 0.89) 0.48 (CI: 0.06, 1.74) 0.14 (CI: 0.02, 0.50) 0.78 (CI: 0.42, 1.34)
  25.0% 14.7% 0.0% 33.3% 11.1% 16.7% 11.1% 18.6%
Moderate N = 0 N = 3 N = 2 N = 0 N = 0 N = 1 N = 2 N = 4
  0.00 0.48 (CI: 0.10, 1.41) 0.48 (CI: 0.06, 1.74) 0.00 0.00 0.16 (CI: 0.00, 0.89) 0.14 (CI: 0.02, 0.50) 0.24 (CI: 0.07, 0.62)
  0.0% 8.8% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 11.1% 5.7%
Severe N = 1 N = 4 N = 0 N = 0 N = 0 N = 1 N = 0 N = 6
  0.16 (CI: 0.00, 0.89) 0.62 (CI: 0.17, 1.64) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 (CI: 0.00, 0.89) 0.00 0.36 (CI: 0.13, 0.79)
  4.2% 11.7% 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 0.0% 8.6%
  1. Neck injury count
  2. Incidence/1000 player-hours (95% CI)
  3. Percent