The following data summarizes the general demographic characteristics of the respondants. Bear in mind that the Web survey group is primarily an injury reporting group as opposed to the club surveys which are more a population survey. All rate information is most reliable in the club survey data set.

GROUP Club Surveys Web Survey
Avg. age 37 33.9
Days skiing/year 17 29.83
Male/female (percents) 70/30 89/11
Average number of years telemark skiing 5.9 7.2
Lessons (lifetime average) 2.9 2.7


Skill level of skiers in the survey population were normally distributed, adding to the validity of the data gathered.



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Last Updated 10/5/98

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