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Table 2 – Relative risk of CSI and spinal incident by beach location

From: Cervical spine injuries occurring at the beach: epidemiology, mechanism of injury and risk factors

Beach Location Beach Safety Rating (SLSQ) CSI SLSQ Spinal Incidents No: of beach users (BU) Rate of CSI per million BU Rate spinal Incidents per million BU RR (95% CI) CSI
C/W Alexandra Headland
RR (95% CI) spinal incident
C/W Alexandra Headland
Alexandra Headland 5/10 1 11 5,850,667 0.17092 1.88013 -  
Buddina 6/10 1 1 856,941 1.16694 1.16694 6.8 (0.4-109.0) 0.6 (0.1-4.8)
Currimundi 6/10 1 3 1,498,160 0.66749 2.00246 3.9 (0.2-62.4) 1.1 (0.3-3.8)
Marcoola 6/10 1 5 751,148 1.3313 6.65648 7.8 (0.5-124.5) 3.5 (1.2-10.2)
Maroochydore 5/10 1 11 3,850,021 0.25974 2.85713 1.5 (0.1-24.3) 1.5 (0.7-3.5)
Peregian 6/10 1 6 1,351,553 0.73989 4.43934 4.3 (0.3-69.2) 2.3 (0.9-6.4)
Rainbow 5/10 1 9 1,571,802 0.63621 5.72591 3.7 (0.2-59.5) 3.0 (1.3-7.3)
Sunrise 6/10 1 - 477,644 2.09361 - 12.2 (0.8-195.8) -
Coolum 6/10 2 18 4,369,325 0.45774 4.11963 2.7 (0.2-29.5) 2.2 (1.0-4.6)
Dicky 5/10 2 9 2,294,214 0.87176 3.92291 5.1 (0.5-56.3) 2.1 (0.9-5.0)
Sunshine 6/10 2 6 2,076,501 0.96316 0.288948 5.6 (0.5-62.1) 1.5 (0.6-4.2)
Mudjimba 6/10 3 6 1,547,876 1.93814 3.87628 11.3 (1.2-109.0) 2.1 (0.8-5.6)
Caloundra 5/10 4 28 3,698,370 1.08156 7.5709 6.3 (0.7-56.6) 4.0 (2.0-8.1)
Noosa 3/10 11 60 14,534,367 0.75683 4.12815 4.4 (0.6-34.3) 2.2 (1.2-4.2)
Mooloolaba 5/10 22 87 12,006,163 1.83239 7.24628 10.7 (1.5-79.5) 3.9 (2.1-7.2)
Totals   54 260 50,822,644