Table 1

Use of protective equipment by in-line skaters; values are number (%)

GenderAge (years)
Male (n=69)Female (n=54)<8 (n=14)8–11 (n=12)12–15 (n=31)16–19 (n=29)Total (n=123)Adults (n=37)
Helmet 7 (10.1) 8 (14.8) 7 (50.0) 1 (8.3) 0 1 (3.4) 6 (16.2) 15 (12.2)
Wrist guards11 (15.9) 9 (16.7) 3 (21.4) 0 1 (3.2) 3 (10.3)13 (35.1) 20 (16.3)
Elbow pads 3 (4.3) 6 (11.1) 3 (21.4) 0 1 (3.2) 1 (3.4) 4 (10.8) 9 (7.3)
Knee pads 5 (7.2) 7 (13.0) 2 (14.3) 0 2 (6.5) 2 (6.9) 6 (16.2) 12 (9.8)
Brake59 (85.5)54 (100.0)14 (100.0)12 (100.0)26 (83.9)24 (82.8)37 (100.0)113 (91.9)
No gear 9 (13.0) 0 0 0 4 (12.9) 5 (17.2) 0 9 (7.3)