of those injured were male and 37.1% of all accidents studied
resulted in head injuries.
50.8% of head injuries occurred in Skateboarders, 33.7% in in-line
skaters and 18.8% in roller skaters.
Mean hospital length was 6 days for skateboarders, 3.4
days for in-line skaters and 2.4 days for roller skaters.
- According to the Injury Severity Score, skateboarders were 8
times more likely to have severe or critical injuries compared
with roller skaters, and 2 times more likely to have severe or
critical injuries than in-line skaters.