Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of the death and disability among children and teenagers in the United States.
9,000 children die from injury every year which makes it 25 children every day. Male death rate has been found to be 2x higher than the female death rate.
8,000 children are treated for wounds every day which accounts for about 2.9 million injuries every year. Unintentional injury costs about $200 billion each year in medical cost, work life and quality of life.
Most fatal causes have been found to be poisoning, drowning, suffocation, car accidents and fire accidents while the non-fatal causes were incidents of infections, over exertion, cut/pierce, bite or sting and falling .
This can be avoided with proper care and attention given to the children and creating awareness of the injuries and damage that could happen to them when they come in contact with different objects.
A need for educating children and parents about the first aid and other life saving techniques would help lower the death rates in the US.