- Coping with Stress—Manage stress after a traumatic event.
- Prescription Painkiller Overdoses—Overdoses of prescription painkillers (also called opioid or narcotic pain relievers) have more than tripled in the past 20 years.
- Youth Homicide—Every hour, more than 84 children and youth are treated in hospital emergency departments as a result of violence.
Violence and Injuries
- Kill more people ages 1–44 in the U.S.1 than any other cause
- Violence and injuries cost more than $406 billion in medical care and lost productivity each year 2
Learn more about CDC’s Injury Center mission, vision, and organization.
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The Leading Cause of Death Among Persons Ages 1–44
Injury Deaths Compared to Other Leading Causes of Death for Persons Ages 1–44, United States, 2010*
Injury Center Focus Areas
- NCIPC: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
- Finkelstein EA, Corso PS, Miller TR, Associates. Incidence and economic burden of injuries in the United States. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006.
- U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic Safety Facts: Highlights of 2009 Motor Vehicle Crashes. [pdf 629K] Table 5. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2010.
- Faul M, Xu L, Wald MM, Coronado VG. Traumatic brain injury in the United States: emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2010. Also see How Many People Have TBI?
*Note: Injury includes unintentional injury, homicide, suicide, legal intervention, and those of undetermined intent. Non-communicable diseases include cancer, cardiovascular, kidney, respiratory, liver, diabetes, and other diseases. Infectious diseases include HIV, influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases.
Data Source: National Vital Statistics System using CDC Wonder.