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Leading Causes of Death

In 2011 in the United States, injuries, including all causes of unintentional and violence-related injuries combined, accounted for 51.3% of all deaths among persons ages 1–44 years of age—that is more deaths than non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases combined.

Leading Causes of Death

 In 2011 in the United States, injuries, including all causes of unintentional and violence-related injuries combined, accounted for 51.3% of all deaths among persons ages 1-44 years of age, more deaths than non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases combined.

Injury Deaths Compared to Other Leading Causes of Death for Persons Ages 1–44, United States, 2011

Injury Facts

  • More than 187,000 deaths from injury each year—1 person every 3 minutes1
  • Leading cause of death for people ages 1–44 in the U.S.1
  • An estimated 2.8 million people hospitalized with injury each year1
  • An estimated 32.4 million people treated in Emergency Department for injury each year1
  • Violence and injuries cost more than $406 billion in medical care and lost productivity each year2

References

    1. NCIPC: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
    2. Finkelstein EA, Corso PS, Miller TR, Associates. Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006
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