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Injuries Associated With Horseback Riding—United States, 1987 and 1988

JAMA. 1990;264(1):18-19. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450010018006.
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Sixty-two hospitals with emergency rooms located throughout the United States contributed to this data base each month in 1987, 61 contributed data from January through March 1988, and 62 provided data from April through December 1988. The NEISS code used for horseback riding injuries is product code 1239, "Horseback riding (activity, apparel, or equipment)."

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