Accidents Quiz

Injuries, mishaps, and untimely deaths -- what do you know about the accident statistics afflicting Americans?

Quiz

Injuries, mishaps, and untimely deaths -- what do you know about the accident statistics afflicting Americans?

1. In 1997, what were the three leading causes of death due to unintentional injuries for Americans?

  • Firearms, motor vehicle accidents, and fires or burns
  • Motor vehicle accidents, falls, and poisoning (by solids and liquids)
  • Motor vehicle accidents, firearms, and drowning

2. Which of the following types of accidents saw an increase of more than 300% in the number of related deaths in the U.S. between 1980 and 1995?

  • Accidents caused by handguns
  • Accidental poisonings by drugs and medications
  • Motor vehicle accidents

3. In 1994, roughly this many people were bitten by dogs:

  • 4.7 million
  • 864,000
  • 2.9 million

4. According to the National Bicycle Safety Network, universal helmet use could:

  • Save one life each day
  • Prevent one head injury every four minutes
  • Both of the above

5. Of all deaths associated with falls, what percentage involve people aged 75 years or older?

  • 47%
  • 60%
  • 83%

6. Which of the following were responsible for the greatest number of injuries to Americans in 1995?

  • Trampolines
  • Toilets
  • Skateboards

7. Every 2 1/2 minutes, a preschool or elementary school student is brought to the emergency room for treatment of an injury sustained on the playground. Which of the following playground equipment is responsible for the most injuries?

  • Seesaws
  • Swings
  • Merry-go-rounds

8. Which U.S. state reported the highest rate of drowning deaths in 1995?

  • Alaska
  • Minnesota
  • California

9. In 1996, most pedestrian deaths occurred at what time of day?

  • From 3:01 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • From 6:01 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • From 9:01 p.m. to midnight

10. Which occupation did the U.S. Department of Labor rank most dangerous in 1996 (based on fatality frequency, fatality rates, and index of relative risk)?

  • Airplane pilots and navigators
  • Fishers
  • Welders and cutters

Your Results:

1. In 1997, what were the three leading causes of death due to unintentional injuries for Americans?
Motor vehicle accidents, falls, and poisoning (by solids and liquids)

2. Which of the following types of accidents saw an increase of more than 300% in the number of related deaths in the U.S. between 1980 and 1995?
Accidental poisonings by drugs and medications

3. In 1994, roughly this many people were bitten by dogs:
4.7 million

4. According to the National Bicycle Safety Network, universal helmet use could:
Both of the above

5. Of all deaths associated with falls, what percentage involve people aged 75 years or older?
60%

6. Which of the following were responsible for the greatest number of injuries to Americans in 1995?
Trampolines

7. Every 2 1/2 minutes, a preschool or elementary school student is brought to the emergency room for treatment of an injury sustained on the playground. Which of the following playground equipment is responsible for the most injuries?
Swings

8. Which U.S. state reported the highest rate of drowning deaths in 1995?
Alaska

9. In 1996, most pedestrian deaths occurred at what time of day?
From 6:01 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

10. Which occupation did the U.S. Department of Labor rank most dangerous in 1996 (based on fatality frequency, fatality rates, and index of relative risk)?
Fishers

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