Here is a sports safety quiz. You are least likely to suffer an injury:Most people are surprised to discover that of the listed sports, hunting is the MOST safe.
- playing soccer,
- doing aerobics,
- hunting, or
- horseback riding.
If you chose hunting, go to the head of the class. A study of sports injuries conducted by American Sports Data, Inc., ranked hunting 29th out of 100 sports in the number of reported injuries per capita. The injury rate for hunters was just 1.3 per hundred, compared to 1.7 for aerobics, 1.8 for horseback riding, 9.0 for cheerleading and 9.3 for soccer. Football was the most dangerous, with 18.8 injuries per 100 participants.You have to purchase the American Sports Data report, so we are left with summaries from the press.