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Q: in-line skating accidents ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: in-line skating accidents
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: jonnieboston-ga
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Posted: 13 Aug 2006 21:20 PDT
Expires: 12 Sep 2006 21:20 PDT
Question ID: 755711
how many people hurt themselves rollerblading or in-line skating? 

the US Consumer Product Safety Commission?s National Electronic Injury
Surveillance System [NEISS] On-line,,
is supposed to enable searches of emergency room statistics.

a search might include their code numbers: in-line skating, #3297;
roller skating, #3216; skating [not specified], #3217; skateboards
#1333; scooters, skateboards, powered #5042;

also, the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute compiles numbers, some of
which include in-line skating accidents:

thanks in advance.


Subject: Re: in-line skating accidents
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 14 Aug 2006 02:16 PDT
<In-line skating injuries.

Using the NEISS database gives the following number of injuries from
inline skating for the years 1995 to 2005.

1995 ? 99,550 
1996 ? 102,820 
1997 ? 98,414 
1998 ? 110,783
1999 ? 95,129
2000 ? 90,164
2001 -  69,714
2002 ? 60,572
2003 ? 45,856
2004 ? 37,863 
2005 ? 26,935

In 2005 there were an estimated 26,935 injuries from in-line skating.
The website also allows you to view all the cases that the estimates
are based on. By clicking on generate download you can see details of
all the accidents.

Details given include: age, sex, race, diagnosis, body part,
dispositin, location and how the injury was caused.
Source: CPSC.

In 2004 there were an estimated 37,863 injuries from in-line skating.
Source: CPSC.

In 2003 there were an estimated 45,856 injuries from in-line skating.
Source: CPSC.

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<Hope this helps.>
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