Today the CDC Injury Center released a new infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers. The infographic provides a snapshot of injury and violence and conveys the magnitude of the problem in terms of morbidity, mortality and cost to society. It highlights key data and proven prevention strategies for Motor Vehicle Injury, Prescription Drug Overdose, Child Abuse and Neglect, Older Adult Falls, Sexual Violence and Youth Sports Concussions.
Every year 199,800 people die from injuries and violence. For every person that dies, 13 are hospitalized and 135 are treated in an emergency room.
Learn more about injuries and violence and what can be done to prevent them:
Infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers
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- Priority Risk and Protective Factors