Injuries, Unintentional, Early Childhood

  • David Chalmers
  • Jonathan Kotch
  • Viet Nguyen


Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States over the age of six months. They also cause more childhood disability than any other condition after birth defects and congenital anomalies. For all age groups combined in the United States, unintentional injury is the leading cause of potential years of life lost, outdistancing even cancer, heart disease, and HIV. This is a consequence of unintentional injury’s disproportionate toll on young people.


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  • David Chalmers
  • Jonathan Kotch
  • Viet Nguyen

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