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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.
- Page last reviewed: August 20, 2014
- Page last updated: August 20, 2014
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- Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control