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Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: May is National Bike Month

May 19, 2017

It’s the perfect time to get out and ride with your family and friends. But, be careful! According to the WHA Information Center, in 2016 there were 5,977 emergency room visits in Wisconsin hospitals due to a bicycle-related injury. 34.2 percent of the total visits occurred in children ages 5-14, 18.4 percent in young adults ages 15-24, and 25.4 percent in adults ages 45 and older. Men accounted for 70.7 percent of those visits.

For more information on bicycle safety, visit: www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/bicycle/index.html.

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.
 

This story originally appeared in the May 19, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter