Data Concerning Injuries

Here is some interesting data about injuries in the United States from the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control:

* 50 million injuries a year require medical attention

* Cost in medical expenses? $80+ Billion

* Cost in lost productivity over the injured person’s lifetime? $326 Billion.

* Motor Vehicle Accidents – 22% of injuries and $89B in losses.

* Each day 1301 children suffer traumatic brain injuries.

* Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life.

* 1800 fatal falls occur in nursing homes each year.

* Alcohol-related crashes kill someone every 32 minutes.

The book analyzes data from 2000. Read the CDC’s press release here.

For fact sheets on various subjects from the report issued by the CDC go here.

Here is data for Tennessee.