Table 1

Distribution of characteristics associated with injured skiers and snowboarders in 2002, 2010 and 2011

2002 (n=3276)2010 (n=4396)2011 (n=3436)
nPer centnPer centnPer cent
Helmet use
 Yes78023.8299268.1265077.1
 No244374.6100022.764718.9
 Unknown531.64049.21394.0
Age
 <1345313.868215.556516.5
 13–20139242.5154035.0143041.7
 >20139342.5183941.8130538.1
 Unknown381.23357.61283.7
Gender
 Male196560.0262659.7214062.4
 Female128139.1165437.6127337.1
 Unknown300.91162.6150.4
Nationality
 Norwegian171752.4224851.1192656.5
 Swedish63419.467515.447213.9
 Danish66120.290820.768520.1
 Other2607.94189.53249.5
 Unknown40.11473.3290.8
Ability
 Expert44813.372316.455316.1
 Good94628.9116626.5107631.4
 Intermediate96329.4128429.297928.6
 Beginner84625.882918.967119.6
 Unknown732.23949.01494.3
Location
 On piste246875.3255758.2206360.2
 Off-piste3129.54299.83169.2
 Park area2628.091120.784124.5
 Lift1424.41403.21133.2
 Unknown922.82986.82.0
Equipment
 Alpine160749.1275362.6233068.8
 Snowboard139142.5118326.994827.7
 Telemark1795.5972.2601.8
 Unknown932.82886.6280.8