CDC - Injury: The Leading Cause of Death for Persons 1-44 in U.S. - Injury Center
Injury: The Leading Cause of Death Among Persons 1-44
In 2007 in the United States, injuries, including all causes of unintentional and violence-related injuries combined, accounted for 51% of all deaths among persons ages 1-44 years of age – that is more deaths than non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases combined.
Injury Deaths Compared to Other Leading Causes of Death for Persons Ages 1-44, United States, 2007*
- More than 180,000 deaths from injury each year — 1 person every 3 minutes1
- Leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 in the US1
- More than 2.8 million people hospitalized with injury each year2
- More than 29 million people treated in Emergency Department for injury each year1
- More than $406 billion annually in medical costs and lost productivity3
- NCIPC: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars.
- NCHS. National hospital discharge survey: 2007 summary. National health statistics reports, no. 29. Atlanta, GA; 2010.
- Finkelstein EA, Corso PS, Miller TR, Associates. Incidence and economic burden of injuries in the United States. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006.
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