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Skydiving involves inherent risk with most injuries resulting from human error. Through the efforts of the United States Parachute Association and an adherence to strict safety standards, training policies, and programs, skydiving is, however, a relatively safe sport. This column examines the occurrence of skydiving injuries using the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset for 2012.


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