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CDC Vital Signs: Child Passenger Safety
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
One in three children who died in crashes in 2011 was not buckled up, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. CDC analyzed 2002–2011 data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to determine the number and rate of motor-vehicle occupant deaths, and the percentage of child deaths among children age 12 and younger who were not buckled up.
CDC Vital Signs: Opioid Painkiller Prescribing
JULY 1, 2014
Where you live makes a difference
Every day, 46 people die from an overdose of prescription painkillers in the U.S. Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills, according to a new Vital Signs report. Health care providers in some states prescribed far more painkillers than those in other states. Higher prescribing of painkillers is a serious problem because it is associated with more overdose deaths.
New CDC Vital Signs: Costs of Car Crash Injuries
OCTOBER 7, 2014
More than 2.5 million people in the U.S.—nearly 7,000 each day—went to the emergency department because of motor vehicle crash injuries in 2012, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Not only do these injuries occur frequently, they are extremely costly to individuals, employers, the healthcare system, and society.
- Page last reviewed: October 7, 2014
- Page last updated: October 7, 2014
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- Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control