Table 2. Injury related factors grouped by elite and amateur riders reporting an injury (mean ± SD).
Elites(n = 15) Amateurs(n = 41)
Injuries related to MTB (n) 4.6 ± 5.5 3.5 ± 4.3
Injury rate a 0.39 0.52
Severe injuries (n) 1.93 ± 3.33 1.82 ± 2.74
Mild injuries (n) 1.87 ± 5.19 0.61 ± 1.27
Injuries requiring MT (n) 10 16
Amount of worn b 3.20 ± 0.77 3.24 ± 0.73
a Injury rate per 1000 hrs exposure time
b Amount of worn protective gear items; MT = medical treatment, MTB = mountain biking.