WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, AUGUST 22: SAFE AT HOME
Profile America — Monday, August 22nd. This is National Safe at Home Week. The idea is that most people feel that home is a haven away from the dangers of the world. After all, you're not at work, driving on the highway or crossing a busy street on foot. But people should be aware that's a false impression. For instance, the leading cause of injuries around the house is actually tripping while walking on the floor. More than 1.2 million people are hurt that way each year. Slightly more are injured on stairways or steps. Many injuries are also caused by common home furnishings, such as beds, tables, and chairs. And more than 516,000 are injured annually riding their bikes. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 423
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 197
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, rreed-at-census.gov
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau