January 16, 2010

Interesting Statistics

The Los Angeles Times has a blog called Booster Shots, that I like to read occasionally. I came across a recent entry which brought to mind a June 10th 2005 entry from Paladin's blog. (Warning! Graphic image!)

Anyway, here's an excerpt from that entry:

Table saws are a menace to fingers and thumbs -- and they're no less of a threat today than they were 18 years ago. Their nonoccupational (often translated as "amateur") use resulted in about 565,670 emergency room visits from 1990 through 2007, an average of about 31,000 a year. The total number of injuries rose 27%, but the rate of injuries, based on population, was pretty much the same.

Most injuries were, unsurprisingly, to the fingers and thumbs, and men accounted for 97% of the injuries. So say researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Here's the abstract, published online in the Journal of Trauma, and the news release.

Posted by Valkyre at 02:49 PM | Comments (2)