Table 2

Type 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.
†Total collision number was used for Fisher’s exact test.
Type of injury0.05
    Head trauma14 (66.7)54 (42.2)
    Multiple internal trauma6 (28.6)59 (46.1)
    Other1 (4.8)15 (11.7)
Injury description0.82*
    Collision†16 (76.2)88 (68.7)
        Tree11 (52.4)73 (57.0)
        Object1 (4.8)10 (7.8)
        Other skier2 (9.5)3 (2.3)
        Ski lift post2 (9.5)2 (1.6)
    Fall2 (9.5)9 (7.0)
    General skiing injury event2 (9.5)22 (17.2)
    Other1 (4.8)9 (7.0)