Wednesday, May 5, 2010
CDC Says Leading Cause of Death of Teens is Motor Vehicle Accidents
New data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows an average of 16,375 teenagers age 12-19 years died in the United States every year from 1999 to 2006; the five leading causes of death among teenagers are accidents (unintentional injuries), homicide, suicide, cancer, and heart disease. Accidents account for nearly one-half of all teenage deaths. Of those accidents, motor vehicle fatalities are the leading cause of death of teenagers, representing over one-third of all deaths. Read more.