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5: Nonfatal Unintentional Injury Estimates among Children 0 to 19 Years, United States, 2001 – 2006

5.2: Nonfatal Injuries by Sex and Age Group

Combining all ages, males had higher nonfatal injury rates than females. The nonfatal injury rate among males 0 to 19 years was 13,122 per 100,000 compared with 9,331 per 100,000 among females. (Fig 41) To further examine nonfatal injury rates by sex and cause for each age group, see Appendix 5.

Figure 41: Nonfatal Unintentional Injury Rates among Children 0 to 19 Years, by Sex, United States, 2001 - 2006

The nonfatal injury rates were higher among males in each age group, except among those less than 1 year where the rates were more similar. The rate was 15,510 per 100,000 among males 15 to 19 years of age, about 1.5 times greater than the rate among female in the same age group. The lowest nonfatal injury rates were observed among both males and females less than 1 year of age. (Fig 42)

Figure 42: Nonfatal Unintentional Injury Rates among Children 0 to 19 Years, by Age Group and Sex, United States, 2001 - 2006

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