Injury: 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, 2011
In 2009: Nearly 34,000 people in the U.S died in a motor vehicle crash. Nearly 11,000 people died...
Overdoses of prescription painkillers have more than tripled in the past 20 years, leading to...
Every year, 1.7 million people sustain a TBI. In the U.S.: At least 3 people sustain a TBI every minute...
In 2008: More than 1,700 children ages 0 to 17 died from child abuse and neglect. 80% of deaths...
- 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 629 KB] 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?
- Page last reviewed: July 28, 2014
- Page last updated: September 9, 2014
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- Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control