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Playground Injuries

205,000 Estimated number of injuries per year on U.S. playgrounds that required treatment at hospital emergency rooms.
34.8 per 10,000 Rate of playground injuries sustained by children ages 5 to 14.
75 Percentage of injuries that occurred on public playgrounds.
45 Percentage of public playground injuries that occurred at schools.
79 Percentage of injuries on public playgrounds caused by falls.
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, April 2001
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