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Deaths associated with snow skiing in Colorado 1980-1981 to 2000-2001 ski seasons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14636729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the trend and injury patterns of deaths associated with snow skiing in Colorado between 1980 and 2001. METHODS: Death certificates were searched electronically and reviewed manually. Total skier ticket sales were used to calculate death rates. Types of injuries and characteristics of those who died were investigated. RESULTS: A total of 274 skier deaths occurred between 1980 and 2001 in Colorado. Death rates ranged from 0.53 to 1.88 per million skier visits. The majority of deaths were among males (>81%). Ages ranged from 7 to 77 years with an average of 32 years. The greatest number of deaths associated with downhill skiing (76 deaths) occurred between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. while the greatest number of deaths associated with cross-country skiing happened between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. About 65% of deaths associated with downhill skiing (133 cases) died of traumatic injuries resulting from collisions. CONCLUSIONS: A slight increase in the rate of ski-related deaths was observed. The role of collisions in ski-related deaths warrants further investigation to reduce the risk of this activity for all skiers. Further work is needed to determine the efficacy of helmet use to reduce the risk of head injuries in the skiing population.
Authors:
Huiyun Xiang; Lorann Stallones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-25     Completed Date:  2004-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  892-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Vital Statistics Unit, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246-1530, USA. huiyun.xiang@state.co.us
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidental Falls / mortality*
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Child
Colorado / epidemiology
Craniocerebral Trauma / epidemiology*,  mortality,  prevention & control
Death Certificates
Female
Head Protective Devices
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Skiing / injuries*,  statistics & numerical data

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