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What is the leading cause of death and disability in people from ages 1 to 44?
Unintentional Injury is the ____ Leading Cause of Death in the US
Top 3 Leading Causes of Injury Death
- unintentional falls
What is the leading cause of death in those < 1 y.o.?
What is the leading cause of death in kids age 1 - 4?
Until when should kids be in safety seats (cars)?
until they are 40 lbs
Until when should kids be booster seats?
until they are 4'9", 80 lbs, and about 10 years old
Until when should kids sit in the back seat? Why?
- until about 13
- airbags are awful
Infants under 1 year and less than 20 lbs should face the ___ of the car
MVA are highest among what age group?
16 to 19 year olds
2 out of 5 deaths among teens are from MVA. Why?
- lowest seat belt use
- take more risks
- 25% involve alcohol
MVA Fatalities in Old People
- 65+ have second highest (behind teens)
- daytime, weekends
How many traffic related deaths involve alcohol use?
Who has the highest percentage of fatalities with BAC of .08% or more?
motorcyclists age 40 to 44
Suicide rates are lowest in the ____ and highest in the ____
- lowest in winter
- highest in spring
Suicide is the ____ leading cause of uninitentional injury death
Suicide rates are highest among ________ in the 15 to 24 age group
- merican indian
what is the most important suicide risk factor?
recently discharged from mental health facility
What is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24?
Homicide is the ___ leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24
What is the leading COD in african americans agest 10 - 24?
What is the leading cause of injury deaths in people 65+?
Who is at risk of falls?
1. white men
2. white women
3. black men
4. black women
What causes the greatest number of deaths in old people whof all?
-- up to 25% must be institutionalized for at least a year
What can we do to protect old people from falling?
- exercise (lower strength)
- check their vision
- make homes safer
- be careful about the meds we put them on
What is the leading cause of injury death in people ages 25 - 64?
poisoning (OD adult, accidnetal exposure kid)
Lead Poisoning Effects
- > 10ug/dL
- growth inhibition, neurobehavior fail, CNS damage, renal, hematopoietic, and seizures
- basophilic stippling
How do we get lead poisoning?
- stained glass windows
- recycling workers
- drinking water
what kind of residential fires usually result in death?
those caused by cigarettes (usually asleep or drunk)
What is the number one cause of residential fires?
Leading COD of unintentional deaths in ages 15 to 24?