Kid and Teen Accident Death Rate Falls 30%
A new government report that was released Monday shows that the death rate of people under the age of 19 in accidents has dropped 30% since 2000.
In 2000 there were 12,400 deaths and in 2009 that number was down to 9,100. There was a 41% traffic fatalities, which was a huge factor in the decrease. Even with this drop accidental injuries still is the main cause of death for children ages 1 to 19.
Also dropping were deaths from drowning, fire, and falls, but there was a major increase of prescription drug overdose. Also according to the CDC report accidental poisonings of kids and teens jumped by 80% and most of those being between the ages of 15-19 because of the overdose on prescription drugs.
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