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US Stats

14 May 2003

Some great statistics from US Federal Agencies. A site worth digging around in. Here are some of my favorite snippets.

From the Health chapter, it's Injuries Associated With Consumer Products, based on admittance to hospital emergency wards.

Home workshop equipment:
Saws (hand or power) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,658
Hammers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,015

All very understandable, but then...

Home furnishing:
Beds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455,027
Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304,758
Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,406
Bathtubs and showers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195,324
Ladders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163,138
Sofas, couches, davenports, etc. . . . . . . . 120,653
Carpets, rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,156
Toilets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,424

Nearly half a million people injured by beds! Don't forget to watch out for those dangerous rugs!

Home entertainment equipment:
Televisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,634

What are people doing with their TVs? Are these cases of serious eyestrain?

Less funny, but cool -Top 3 Cities Visited by Overseas Travelers
New York City, NY. . . . . . 5,714,000
Los Angeles, CA . . . . . . . 3,533,000
Orlando, FL . . . . . . . . . . 3,013,000
Go NYC!

Go check it out!

Replies: 2 Comments

I am looking for the following stat:

3000 americans are admitted each year toi the hospital for this?

1. Clue- You would not normally be admitted for this.

I need it for a contest

Jody said @ 11/18/2003 11:36 AM EST

you are at the in place I see!!!!!!!!!!!

christine said @ 05/16/2003 10:36 AM EST

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