Table 1

Characteristics of snowboarding-related spinal injuries between 2006 and 2017

ParameterSnowboarders (n=171)
Male/female124 (72.5%)/47 (27.5%)
Age (mean, range)27±7.1 (17–60)
Skill level
 Beginner (Be)49 (28.7%)
 Intermediate (Int)112 (65.5%)
 Expert (Ex)10 (5.8%)
Cause of accident
 Jump113 (Be 29, Int 78, Ex 6) (66.1%)
 Fall44 (Be 15, Int 25, Ex 4) (25.7%)
 Collision10 (Be 4, Int 6) (5.8%)
 Other4 (Be 1, Int 3) (2.4%)