Table 1

Attitudes regarding statements about ski helmets of helmet wearers and non-wearers

I disagree totally (%)I rather disagree (%)I disagree/agree partly (%)I rather agree (%)I agree totally (%)p Value*
Statement 1: A ski helmet protects from head injuries
 Wearer0.20.21.810.687.20.098
 Non-wearer0.60.62.815.081.0
Statement 2: A ski helmet interferes with vision
 Wearer53.422.412.98.13.2<0.001
 Non-wearer26.022.329.517.25.0
Statement 3: A ski helmet looks good/is stylish
 Wearer8.312.536.723.119.4<0.001
 Non-wearer21.818.737.415.07.2
Statement 4: A ski helmet is expensive
 Wearer18.118.431.323.78.5<0.001
 Non-wearer10.913.835.322.817.2
Statement 5: A ski helmet warms the head when weather is cold
 Wearer2.56.310.924.955.4<0.001
 Non-wearer6.210.917.828.336.8
Statement 6: A ski helmet is uncomfortable
 Wearer45.827.115.68.62.8<0.001
 Non-wearer17.216.635.318.412.5
Statement 7: Adults using ski helmets are role models for children
 Wearer0.81.53.39.684.70.220
 Non-wearer0.92.23.714.378.8
Statement 8: A ski helmet damages the hairstyle
 Wearer33.913.314.813.524.60.047
 Non-wearer29.311.812.120.626.2
Statement 9: All winter sport participants should wear a ski helmet
 Wearer4.33.57.818.665.8<0.001
 Non-wearer15.011.222.421.529.9
Statement 10: A ski helmet interferes with hearing
 Wearer15.819.526.826.012.0<0.001
 Non-wearer7.511.826.234.619.9
Statement 11: All children on ski slopes should wear ski helmets
 Wearer0.50.81.25.092.50.001
 Non-wearer0.62.22.211.583.5
Statement 12: People using a ski helmet sweat when weather is warm
 Wearer9.314.521.827.926.6<0.001
 Non-wearer3.49.025.526.235.8
Statement 13: A ski helmet is heavyweight
 Wearer60.723.111.93.50.8<0.001
 Non-wearer33.826.329.16.64.4
Statement 14: A ski helmet increases the individual level of risk taking
 Wearer31.522.722.615.47.80.268
 Non-wearer26.822.422.420.97.5
  • * Refers to significance within frequencies of attitudes between helmet wearers and non-wearers.