There is a large nationwide database that looks at injuries and deaths from equestrian injuries. The database analyzes the predictors of significant injuries associated with different types of accidents.
In this study, the Surveillance System database was asked to spit out the various equestrian injuries between 2002 and 2004. The study showed all the dislocations, fractures, traumatic brain injuries, orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and spinal injuries and also looked at the mechanism of injury, the location in the country, and the disposition in the emergency room was studied.
The results of the study showed that there were 5033 visits to the emergency room during this time. The average age was 30 years of age and 66 percent of victims were women. Injuries occurred at the home 36 percent of the time, at a sporting or recreational area 30 percent of the time, 19 percent occurred on a farm, and 12 percent occurred on public property.