A brief look at accidental death for teens

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Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers 15-19 years of age (2005, most recent data available).

The top three causes-
Motor Vehicle Traffic accounted for 73% of these deaths.
Poisoning accounted for 9.5%.
Drowning accounted for 4.7%.

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To get other mortality statistics, please visit http://wonder.cdc.gov/.

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Page last updated: November 26, 2008