Table 4

Distribution of injured body region related to skiing equipment (N=3170). A total of 107 cases were excluded due to missing data on equipment type or body region.

Alpine injuries N=598Snowboard injuries N=1387Telemark injuries N=179Other injuries N=6Totalp Value
Head288 (17.9)248 (17.8)32 (17.9)0 0568 (17.9)0.96
Neck27 (1.7)28 (2.0)4 (2.2)1 (17.7)60 (1.9)0.72
Shoulder179 (11.2)158 (11.4)36 (20.1)0373 (11.8)0.002
Arm44 (2.8)127 (9.2)8 (4.5)0179 (5.6)<0.001
Hand140 (8.8)76 (5.5)16 (8.9)1 (16.7)233 (7.4)0.003
Wrist69 (4.3)359 (25.9)7 (3.9)0435 (13.7)<0.001
Chest/abdomen44 (2.8)51 (3.7)7 (3.9)0102 (3.2)0.29
Back/buttocks81 (5.1)107 (7.7)8 (4.5)0196 (6.2)0.002
Thigh56 (3.5)23 (1.7)2 (1.1)081 (2.6)0.002
Knee437 (27.3)94 (6.8)26 (14.5)1 (16.7)558 (17.6)<0.001
Lower leg143 (8.9)38 (2.7)7 (3.9)1 (16.7)189 (6.0)<0.001
Ankle/foot90 (5.6)79 (5.6)25 (14.0)2 (33.3)196 (6.2)<0.001
Total1598 (100)1387 (100)179 (100)6 (100)3170 (100)
  • Values are number (percentages) within the relevant group. The p value relates to the distribution of injuries in each body region among equipment categories.