Table 3

Injury incidence based on all WC injuries reported as well as for knee injuries only in the different alpine disciplines

DisciplineAll WC injuries (n=257)WC knee injuries (n=102)
Incidence (injuries/1000 runs)Relative risk (CI)Incidence (injuries/1000 runs)Relative risk (CI)
FemaleMaleTotalMales vs femalesFemaleMaleTotalMales vs females
Downhill14.5 (9.8 to 19.2)*,20.6 (15.9 to 25.2)*,18.1 (14.8 to 21.4)*,,1.42 (0.96 to 2.10)5.9 (2.9 to 8.9)8.4 (5.4 to 11.3)*7.4 (5.2 to 9.5)*,1.42 (0.77 to 2.64)
Super-G8.2 (4.4 to 12.1)14.0 (9.1 to 18.9)11.1 (8.0 to 14.3)1.70 (0.95 to 3.03)2.3 (0.3 to 4.3)5.0 (2.0 to 7.9)*3.6 (1.9 to 5.4)2.17 (0.75 to 6.23)
Giant slalom5.2 (2.8 to 7.6)10.8 (7.3 to 14.2)8.0 (5.9 to 10.1)2.07 (1.18 to 3.64)2.9 (1.1 to 4.7)4.1 (1.9 to 6.2)*3.5 (2.1 to 4.9)1.41 (0.63 to 3.18)
Slalom4.1 (2.2 to 5.9)4.0 (2.3 to 5.7)4.0 (2.8 to 5.3)0.98 (0.53 to 1.82)2.4 (1.0 to 3.7)0.9 (0.1 to 1.8)1.6 (0.8 to 2.4)0.40 (0.14 to 1.16)
Total7.1 (5.7 to 8.6)11.3 (9.6 to 13.0)9.3 (8.3 to 10.5)1.58 (1.22 to 2.04)3.2 (2.2 to 4.2)4.2 (3.1 to 5.2)3.7 (3.0 to 4.4)1.31 (0.88 to 1.95)
  • *Significantly different from slalom.

  • †Significantly different from Giant slalom.

  • ‡Significantly different from Super-G.

  • WC, World Cup.