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CDC Injury Fact Book

CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control presents a comprehensive look at the injury problem in America and efforts underway to reduce it. The CDC Injury Fact Book offers a wealth of injury data and descriptions of CDC research and prevention programs for a full spectrum of injuries—from those related to acute injury care or alcohol use to those resulting from youth violence.

The book contains:

  • An in-depth explanation of the public health approach to injury prevention
  • A timeline of the significant achievements in preventing injury and its consequences
  • Descriptions of data sources sampling of partners
  • A look at how injury affects various populations in each stage of life
  • Thorough discussions of nearly two dozen injury issues, presented alphabetically
  • A reference list of CDC publications and other injury prevention resources

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Directors’ Messages, v [PDF 640 KB]
Introduction, 1 [PDF 981 KB]
Timeline, 10 [PDF 624 KB]
Data for Injury Prevention and Control, 15 [PDF 419 KB]
Partners in Prevention, 21 [PDF 546 KB]
Injury—A Risk at Any Stage of Life, 31 [PDF 431 KB]
Preventing Injuries in America: Public Health in Action, 35 [PDF 1.71 MB]
Publications and Resources, 103 [PDF 401 KB]

Download the entire CDC Injury Fact Book. [PDF 3.29 MB]

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