4: Unintentional Injury Deaths
among Children 0 to 19 Years,
United States, 2000 – 2005
4.3: Injury Deaths by Cause
Death rates differed by cause, with the highest rates related to injuries due to transportation (9.8 per 100,000) and the lowest rates related to falls (0.2 per 100,000). (Fig 6)
In the figure that follows, transportation-related injuries are divided into several categories based on the road user type: MVT occupants, pedal cyclists, pedestrians, and others. For some deaths the road user type was unknown; these deaths were designated “MVT-unspecified.” A large proportion of these deaths are likely MVT occupant deaths.(13) When transportation-related injuries were examined by road user type, occupants of motor vehicles that were in crashes represented the highest death rate (death rate: 4.6 per 100,000). (Fig 7)
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