Playing recreational sports is a great way to keep in shape at any age. Unfortunately, it's also a great way to end up in the emergency room. So what are some of the most dangerous sports in the U.S.? Some may surprise you.
Of the approximately 14.7 million ER visits in the U.S. during 2010, how many were sports-related?
The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System tracks injuries for what governmental body?
the Consumer Safety Production Commission
the Government Accountability Office
the Occupation Safety and Health Administration
The NEISS is a statistical sample of approximately how many hospitals across the U.S.?
What is the fifth-most dangerous recreational activity?
ATVs became popular during which decade?
Between 1999 and 2008, ATV use increased by what percent?
In an undercover probe, officials found that how many out of every 10 dealers were willing to sell adult-sized ATVs for use by children?
In baseball and softball, what is the most common body part to sustain injury?
Of facial injuries in baseball and softball, what are 68 percent are caused by?
contact with other players
contact with the bat
contact with the ball
In baseball and softball, what percentage of people injured are boys and men?
Of all sports-related injuries, what category accounted for the most elderly ER patients?
In 2010, how many of the 382,970 people injured while exercising were elderly?
about 2 percent
about 8 percent
about 30 percent
What is the third-most dangerous sport in the U.S.?
While helmets are “great protection against a fatal skull fracture” according to one expert, what injury don’t they stop?
bulging eye disorder
What popular sport has the smallest percentage of women and girls injured?
What percent of horseback riding-related ER injuries happen to women and girls?
Of the 528,584 basketball-related ER visits in 2010, what percentage was from youths ages 15 to 24?
What’s the most commonly reported injury for basketball players?
sprains/strains to lower extremities
tattoo ink poisoning
What sport sends more people to the ER that any other?
Athletes who cycle off-road have a 40 percent smaller chance of what?