Table 1

Characteristics of downhill skiing related fatal injuries among child skiers (n = 21) and adult skiers (n = 128)

No (%) child skiersNo (%) adult skiersp Value
*Fisher’s exact two sided test.
Gender0.001
    Male11 (52.4)107 (83.6)
    Female10 (47.6)21 (16.4)
State of residency0.698*
    Colorado6 (28.6)46 (35.9)
    Other states14 (66.7)77 (60.2)
    Foreigners1 (4.8)5 (3.9)
Day of injury0.859*
    Monday2 (11.8)15 (11.7)
    Tuesday3 (14.3)19 (14.8)
    Wednesday4 (19.1)23 (18.0)
    Thursday1 (4.8)15 (11.7)
    Friday4 (19.1)17 (13.3)
    Saturday6 (28.6)24 (18.8)
    Sunday1 (4.8)15 (11.7)
Time of injury0.645*
    9:00 am–10:59 am4 (19.1)22 (17.1)
    11:00 am–12:59 pm5 (23.8)28 (21.7)
    1:00 pm–2:59 pm6 (28.6)20 (15.5)
    3:00 pm–4:59 pm3 (14.3)21 (17.1)
    5:00 pm–8:59 pm1 (4.8)4 (3.1)
    9:00 pm–8:59 am0 (–)6 (4.7)
    Unknown2 (9.5)27 (20.9)
Hours from injury to death0.939*
    06 (28.6)40 (31.3)
    0.1∼<12 (9.5)11 (8.6)
    1∼<24 (19.1)20 (15.6)
    2+7 (33.3)48 (37.5)
    Unknown2 (9.5)9 (7.0)