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Title: Spanning the Ages: The Magnitude of Injury Hospitalizations and Deaths in Hawaii
Author(s): D Goebert; K Birnie; B Kronabel; I Percival; E Tash
Corporate Author: Hawaii Dept of Health
Injury Prevention and Control Program
United States of America

Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Ctr
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii
United S
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee

Hawaii Dept of Health
Honolulu, HI 96814
Pacific Basin Rehabilitation Research & Training Ctr
Honolulu, HI 96822
Contract Number: H133B90001
Sale Source: Hawaii Dept of Health
Injury Prevention and Control Program
1350 S. King Street
Suite 206A
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review of death certificates and medical records in Hawaii revealed that the estimated annual injury death rate in Hawaii ranged from 6.8 to 187.6 per 100,000 residents and that injury was the leading cause of death among persons under 45 years of age.
Abstract: Injuries accounted for more than 75 percent of deaths involving young adults and caused nearly half of all childhood deaths. Injury death and hospitalization rates were highest among elderly persons, suicide attempt rates were highest among people between 15 and 24 years of age, and homicide death and hospitalization rates were highest among young adults. Most injury deaths for persons between 10 and 34 years of age occurred on the street, while injury deaths after age 35 most often occurred in the home. For all age groups, most injuries causing hospitalization occurred in the home. Most injury deaths were caused by vehicular accidents for people under age 35, by suicide for people between 36 and 75 years of age, and by falls for people over 75 years of age. Injury hospitalizations most frequently resulted from falls, vehicular accidents, or recreational activities. The need to prevent injuries, particularly those involving children, is stressed. 17 references and 7 figures
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Child fatalities; Death investigations; Fatalities; Hawaii; Homicide; Injury investigations; Juveniles; Suicide; Traffic accidents; Young Adults (18-24)
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