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Deaths of Texas adolescents from injury, 1996 through 1998.
Tex Med. 2003 Apr; 99(4):60-6.TM

Abstract

From studying the deaths of Texas adolescents from injury during 1996 through 1998, we compiled data showing major causes. Injuries accounted for 3760 deaths and 75% of all adolescent deaths. Unintentional injuries (accidents) accounted for 65% of injury deaths and 49% of all deaths. Motor vehicle traffic accidents accounted for 74% of deaths from unintentional injuries and 36% of all deaths. Homicide accounted for 18% of deaths from injury and 14% of all deaths. Suicide accounted for 15% of deaths from injury and 11% of all deaths. The major single cause of adolescent death, assault with unspecified firearm, accounted for 483 deaths, 13% of injury deaths, and 10% of all deaths. Several age, gender, and ethnic differences were identified in risk of death from the various causes of injury, and these analyses may help target specific populations of Texas adolescents for strategies to prevent injuries.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health, PO Box 20186, Houston, TX 77225, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12723423

Citation

Kerr, George R., and David J. Ramsey. "Deaths of Texas Adolescents From Injury, 1996 Through 1998." Texas Medicine, vol. 99, no. 4, 2003, pp. 60-6.
Kerr GR, Ramsey DJ. Deaths of Texas adolescents from injury, 1996 through 1998. Tex Med. 2003;99(4):60-6.
Kerr, G. R., & Ramsey, D. J. (2003). Deaths of Texas adolescents from injury, 1996 through 1998. Texas Medicine, 99(4), 60-6.
Kerr GR, Ramsey DJ. Deaths of Texas Adolescents From Injury, 1996 Through 1998. Tex Med. 2003;99(4):60-6. PubMed PMID: 12723423.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Deaths of Texas adolescents from injury, 1996 through 1998. AU - Kerr,George R, AU - Ramsey,David J, PY - 2003/5/2/pubmed PY - 2003/6/6/medline PY - 2003/5/2/entrez SP - 60 EP - 6 JF - Texas medicine JO - Tex Med VL - 99 IS - 4 N2 - From studying the deaths of Texas adolescents from injury during 1996 through 1998, we compiled data showing major causes. Injuries accounted for 3760 deaths and 75% of all adolescent deaths. Unintentional injuries (accidents) accounted for 65% of injury deaths and 49% of all deaths. Motor vehicle traffic accidents accounted for 74% of deaths from unintentional injuries and 36% of all deaths. Homicide accounted for 18% of deaths from injury and 14% of all deaths. Suicide accounted for 15% of deaths from injury and 11% of all deaths. The major single cause of adolescent death, assault with unspecified firearm, accounted for 483 deaths, 13% of injury deaths, and 10% of all deaths. Several age, gender, and ethnic differences were identified in risk of death from the various causes of injury, and these analyses may help target specific populations of Texas adolescents for strategies to prevent injuries. SN - 0040-4470 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12723423/Deaths_of_Texas_adolescents_from_injury_1996_through_1998_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -