Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Data about the #1 killer of Children in the U.S. : Child Injury

Child injuries are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children died from injuries in the US in 2009. Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. The number of children dying from injury dropped nearly 30% over the last decade. However, injury is still the number 1 cause of death among children. More can be done to keep our children safe.

Child injuries' refers to unintentional injuries that occur among children and teens 0-19 years.