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Table 3 Participants’ answers to the questions of self-reported preventive practice regarding orofacial injuries (n = 295)

From: Self-reported experience of orofacial injury, preventive practice, and knowledge of Iranian adolescent martial art athletes towards sports-related orofacial injuries

  Karate
n (%)
Taekwondo
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Do you wear a mouthguard during training or match?
Yesa 53 (81.5) 158 (68.7) 211 (71.5)
No 12 (18.5) 72 (31.3) 84 (28.5)
What type of mouthguard do you useb
Custom made 4 (6.2) 7 (3.2) 11 (3.7)
mouth-formed 23 (35.4) 67 (29.1) 90 (30.5)
Stock 29 (44.6) 8 (38.3) 117 (39.7)
Do you lend your mouthguard?
Yes 9 (13.8) 4 (1.7) 13 (14.4)
Noa 46 (70.8) 163 (70.9) 209 (70.8)
When do you wear your mouthguard?
Training only 4 (6.2) 3 (1.3) 7 (2.4)
Matches only 37 (56.9) 91 (39.6) 128 (43.4)
Training and matchesa 9 (13.8) 79 (34.3) 88 (29.8)
Only when parents or coach tell me 5 (7.7) 11 (4.8) 16 (5.4)
Do you wear protective headgear?
Yesa 11 (16.9) 191 (83.0) 202 (68.5)
No 54 (83.1) 39 (17.0) 93 (31.5)
  1. aFavorable answers
  2. bIn this question the answers had weighted scores (custom-made = 3, mouth-formed = 2, stock = 1); there were some respondents who reported no usage of mouthguard