Injury Risk Areas
Unintentional injuries - such as those caused by burns, drowning, falls, poisoning and road traffic - are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children in the United States. Each year, among those 0 to 19 years of age, more than 12,000 people die from unintentional injuries and more than 9 million are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC Childhood Injury Report: Patterns of Unintentional Injuries among 0-19 Year olds in the United States, 2000-2006
- Child Injury Prevention Video
- Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries Are Preventable