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Injury Prevention & Safety - For Schools & Teachers

  • Injury is the leading cause for emergency department visits for children and youth between 5 and 19 years old.
  • Common causes of hospitalization for 1 to 19 year olds, include falls, transportation and suicide.
  • For children ages 0  – 14 fall injuries is the leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations is a result of fall injuries.
  • For youth ages 15 - 19 being struck by an object is the leading cause of emergency department visits.
  • Transportation is the leading cause of injury death for children and youth between ages 1-14 and suicide is the leading cause of hospitalizations and death for youth ages 15 - 19 years of age.