How Americans get hurt:
Amino found how Americans get hurt. The study pinpointed which injuries were common in a particular state.
Do ski crashes cause the ankle injuries in Maine? Residents of Oklahoma often sprain their rotator cuffs. Could this be due to lassoing?
Insurance claims were analysed. These claims were dated from 2012 to 2016 . As a result, the study looked at injuries specific to each state. Bruising and open wounds are the most common injuries in every state. However, the exception was Colorado. In Colorado, falling was the most frequent injury.
Suffocation was the most common injury in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. As a result of high altitudes, people experience hypoxemia. This is low blood oxygen caused by exertion at high altitudes.
Furthermore, suffocation was 1.8 times more common in Idaho. In Utah this affliction was 3.1 times more common. Thus the other four states fell somewhere in the middle.
Claims related to fighting and brawling were much higher in New York state. There were 296,000 medically documented fights between 2012 and 2016. 35,000 of these fights happened in New York.
Animal drawn vehicle accidents are common in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming. From 2012 to 2016 there were 43,000 animal drawn vehicle accidents.
Also riding an animal in these states results in many accidents where residents are hurt.
Sprained knees are common in Alaska, as well as New Hampshire and New York.
Motor vehicle accident injuries occurred mainly in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia and Tennessee.
Furthermore, spine dislocations were common in Minnesota, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.