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Childhood Injury Prevention, and the
Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association
Injury Facts About Region IX:
In 1996 (the most recent year data for all states is available) ...
- Approximately 21,000 people of all ages in Region IX lost their lives as a result of injuries.
- Sixty-six Arizona teenagers ages 15-19 died of motor
vehicle occupant injuries at a rate of 21 deaths per 100,000 teens.
- Unintentional firearm injury deaths in Nevada were highest
among 20-24 year olds at a rate of 47 per 100,000.
- The highest motor vehicle occupant death rate in Nevada was
among 20-24 year olds at a rate of 31.3 per 100,000.
- There were 23 unintentional drowning deaths to children less than
4 years of age in Arizona at a rate of 6.7 per 100,000.
- The highest motor vehicle occupant death rates in California
were among 15-19,20-24, and 80-84 year-olds. The rates were
15.3, 15.2, and 15.5 deaths per 100,000 respectively.
- The highest number of motor vehicle occupant deaths in Hawaii
were among 15-19 year olds at a rate of 21 deaths per 100,000 teens.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Additional Data Available
Charts of Trends of Fatal Injuries to Adolescents in Region IX
Rev. 15-Nov-1999 09:51 PM