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Most accident-prone states in America REVEALED: Map breaks down where ER visits and injuries are highest and lowest

Maine has been ranked as the state with the most injuries, according to a new report.

Data looked at the number of emergency room visits based on the population of all 50 states in 2021. Results showed the Pine Tree State had nearly 600 cases per 1,000 residents that year. This is almost 800,000 visits.

The Southern states followed closely, with Louisiana in second place and Kentucky in third.

Nevada, meanwhile, was considered the least accident-prone state, with just 227 cases per 1,000 residents.

An increase in the number of Covid cases at the time from the Delta variant could have led to inflated figures across the country.

Maine had the most emergency room visits in 2021, with 595 per 1,000 residents, according to data from the American Health Association

Maine had the most emergency room visits in 2021, with 595 per 1,000 residents, according to data from the American Health Association

Common reasons for an emergency room visit include chest pain, back pain, fever, traumatic accidents, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, alcohol poisoning, falls, and allergic reactions

Common reasons for an emergency room visit include chest pain, back pain, fever, traumatic accidents, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, alcohol poisoning, falls, and allergic reactions

Common reasons for an emergency room visit include chest pain, back pain, fever, traumatic accidents, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, alcohol poisoning, falls, and allergic reactions

Dr. Amr Hosny, a spokesperson for New York Pain Care, which conducted the research, said: 'This data provides a fascinating insight into which states are most prone to injury, whether self-inflicted or caused by a third party. '

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Researchers looked at 2021 data, the most recent available, from the American Health Association to determine how many emergency room visits occurred per 1,000 residents in each state.

They also analyzed workplace injury data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and emergency response rates from ambulance data.

Maine had the highest rate of annual ER visits, with 596 per 1,000 residents. This equates to 813,000 visits in 2021, approximately three percent of all US travel. It is also about 34 percent higher than the national average, 393.

Maine also had the highest rate of workplace injuries, at 41 per 1,000 full-time workers.

Common workplace injuries include falling, straining your back, and being hit by moving objects.

Louisiana had the second-most emergency visits, with 535 per 1,000 residents. However, the country had the lowest rate of occupational accidents, at only 16 per 1,000 employees.

Kentucky ranked third, with 525 visits per 1,000 residents, and ranked ninth in workplace injuries. The Bluegrass State reported 26 workplace injuries per 1,000 workers.

West Virginia came in just behind Kentucky, reporting 524 emergency room visits per 1,000 residents and 24 workplace injuries per 1,000 employees.

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Nevada, meanwhile, had the fewest emergency room visits for its population, at 227 per 1,000 residents.

Hawaii and Maryland also rounded out the bottom of the list, with 274 and 272 visits per 1,000 residents, respectively.

The findings were based on 2021 data, suggesting the spread of Covid could have led to more inflated results.

The Delta variant, which was first identified in India in late 2020, had gained popularity in the US in 2021.

Experts warned at the time that Louisiana — the second-ranked state in emergency room visits — could suffer “a surprising number of deaths” from Delta. At the time, Louisiana had reported more than 487,000 Covid cases and 10,000 deaths.

However, Nevada was also mentioned in that forecast even though it had the fewest emergency room visits.

Common reasons for an emergency room visit include chest pain, back pain, fever, traumatic accidents, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, alcohol poisoning, falls, and allergic reactions.

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