Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CDC: COST OF INJURIES AND VIOLENCE IN THE U.S.

The total lifetime medical and work loss costs of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013. The costs associated with fatal injuries was $214 billion while nonfatal injuries accounted for over $457 billion.

Injuries, including all causes of unintentional and violence-related injuries combined, account for 59% of all deaths among people ages 1-44 years of age in the U.S.-that is more deaths than non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases combined. Injuries killed more than 192,000 in 2013-one person every three minutes.
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