The death rate resulting from unintentional injuries among kids and teens dropped 29% from 2000 to 2009 according to a new Center for Disease Control (CDC) study released Tuesday.
The CDC compiled data of accidental death among children resulting from drowning, falls, fires and burns, motor vehicle traffic-related accidents, other transportation-related, poisoning, suffocation, etc.
"The common causes of death for child injuries include motor vehicle crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires and burns, and falls. This report doesn't cover injuries caused by violence or child maltreatment," said one of the study's preparers.
The decline in the overall death rate was primarily the result of a drop in accidental motor vehicle-related deaths, which decreased overall by 41%, from 9.3 per 100,000 people in 2000 to 5.5 per 100,000 people in 2009.
by RTT Staff Writer
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