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Table 6 The incidence of match injuries with different natures and causes on dirt field (DF) and artificial turf field (ATF).

From: Comparison of the incidence, nature and cause of injuries sustained on dirt field and artificial turf field by amateur football players

  DF ATF   
Mechanisms of injuries Injuries
Incidence
n/1000 h of match exposure
(95% CI)
Injuries
Incidence
n/1000 h of match exposure
(95% CI)
Rate ratio (95% CI) P value
(Tow sided)
Nature of onset     
• Acute 32.68[25.05-41.89] 16.69[10.58-25.04] 1.95[1.19-3.31] 0.004
• Gradual 4.21[1.82-8.30] 2.90[0.79-7.43] 1.45[0.38-6.59] 0.56
Cause of onset     
• Not any contact 15.8 (10.6-22.5) 7.2 (3.4-13.3) 2.17 1.03-4.99) 0.02
• Contact with another player 18.9 (13.2-26.2) 11.6 (6.6-18.8) 1.63 (0.88-3.15) 0.09
• Contact with the ball 0.5 (0.01-2.9) 0 (0-2.6)* -----  
• Contact with other objects 1.5 (0.3-4.6) 0.7 (0.01-4) 2.17(0.17-144) 0.55
  1. (*)one-sided