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Table 2 Prevalence of injuries (frequency-f; percentage-%; 95% CI-95% confidence interval) among soccer referees during the last match, the last year and during fitness testing, and Kruskal Wallis analysis of the differences (* denotes significant differences) between qualitative levels (UEFA referees-UEFA, 1 st National league-1 st , 2 nd National league-2 nd , 3 rd National league), within match referees (MR), and within assistant referees (AR)

From: A retrospective survey on injuries in Croatian football/soccer referees

  Last match Last year During fitness testing
  f (%) 95% CI f (%) 95% CI f (%) 95% CI
MR 29 (18) 0.13–0.25 46(29)* 0.23–0.37 21(13) 0.05–0.14
AR 31 (17) 0.12–0.22 55(30)* 0.23–0.37 35(19)* 0.14–0.25
UEFA MR 0(0) - 3(50) 0.19–0.81 0(0) -
UEFA AR 0(0) - 1(8) 0.01–0.35 3(25) 0.09–0.53
1st MR 8(26) 0.13–0.43 12(39) 0.24–0.56 7(23) 0.11–0.40
1st AR 11(23) 0.13–0.37 21(45) 0.31–0.58 17(36) 0.24–0.50
2nd MR 8(17) 0.01–0.31 17(38) 0.25–0.52 8(18) 0.09–0.31
2nd AR 8(17) 0.09–0.30 14(30) 0.19–0.45 9(20) 0.10–0.33
3rd MR 13(17) 0.10–0.27 14(19) 0.11–0.29 6(8) 0.04–0.16
3rd AR 12(15) 0.12–0.29 19(24) 0.16–0.34 6(8) 0.03–0.15