The Burden of Injury in Iowa, December 2008

(2008) The Burden of Injury in Iowa, December 2008. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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Injuries are a major public health concern that affects the lives of all Iowans, regardless of age, race, gender, or size of county. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Iowans between the ages of 1 and 34, while suicides and/or homicides also rank among the top 5 leading causes of death for Iowans between the ages of 1 and 54. Unintentional injury is the 5th leading cause of death for all Iowans, with over 1,500 injury deaths occurring on average each year (from 2002‐ 2006) in Iowa. Injuries also lead to more than 17,000 hospitalizations in Iowa each year and more than 250,000 emergency department (ED) visits. Further, untold numbers of Iowans do not seek medical care for many of the injuries they may incur. Because injuries are preventable, they lead to unnecessary medical costs, economic losses, reduced productivity, and immense physical and emotional strain.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Injury, Suicides, Public Health, Mortality, Health Care Providers
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 22971
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2016 18:04
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 18:04