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2012-04-16 23:36:24

Injuries remain number one killer of youth Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, more than 9,000 children lost their lives as a result of unintentional injury in the United States in 2009. And although rates for most causes of child injuries have been dropping, suffocation rates are on...

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2010-10-22 06:35:00

Fatal car accidents involving teenage drivers have declined by nearly 33 percent over the past five years, according to a new federal report which gives some credit to tougher state limits on younger drivers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of teenage deaths tied to accidents dropped dramatically from 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008. The CDC study looked at accidents with drivers who were either 16 or 17 years old. In the five-year span there were more...

2010-08-25 10:37:00

Cost amounts to nearly $500 for each U.S. licensed driver in one year ATLANTA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with injuries from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $99 billion - with the cost of direct medical care accounting for $17 billion, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total annual cost amounts to nearly $500 for each licensed driver in the United States,...

2010-05-26 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released a new report showing that federal and state auto safety laws enacted over the past 20 years have saved over 85,000 lives and over $600 billion in costs. The auto safety group used the report, Advocacy for Safe Cars, Safe Driving and Safe Roads: 20 Years of Saving Lives and Reducing Costs from Traffic Crashes, to call on Congress to enact additional safety measures to reduce fatalities and...

2010-04-05 15:02:40

Significant increases seen in deaths from falls, motorcycle crashes, machinery use and poisoning The risk of dying from injuries is increasing for Americans ages 65 and older according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. The report found significant increases in death rates from falls (42 percent increase), machinery (46 percent increase), motorcycle crashes (145 percent increase) and unintentional poisoning (34...

2009-02-26 13:01:44

A person driving in Mississippi has four times the risk of having a motor vehicle fatality than a person driving in Massachusetts, U.S. health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report says there are vast differences among regions of the United States when it comes to motor vehicle fatalities. From 1999 to 2005, the United States had a national average of 15.4 deaths per 100,000 population due to motor vehicle fatalities, the study...

2009-02-04 15:44:00

Factors include safer vehicles, public education, law enforcement ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today that motor vehicle deaths in 2008 achieved the lowest rate since the NSC began publishing its annual Injury Facts statistical report in the 1920s. The estimated annual death rate from motor vehicle-related crashes in 2008 was 13 deaths per 100,000 people, a 9 percent decrease from 2007, according to NSC data. The estimated annual...

2008-12-10 10:42:02

About 8,000 U.S. children and teens die annually because they were a motor vehicle occupant, pedestrian or pedal cyclist, government health officials said. A report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said that an estimated 55 million children and teens from birth to age 19 were treated in emergency departments for unintentional injuries from 2001 to 2006. The report also said from 2000 to 2005, unintentional injuries resulted in 73,052 deaths...


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