The Medical Costs of Childhood Injuries: Deaths

The Medical Costs of Childhood Injuries: Deaths

In 2015, the total medical costs of injury-related deaths of children age 19 and younger was $153.2 million. This infographic breaks out the medical cost of child deaths by injury topic.

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The Medical Costs of Childhood Injuries: Deaths

In 2015, the total medical costs of injury-related deaths of children age 19 and younger was $153.2 million

These costs may include expenses from autopsy, coroner/medical examiner investigation, emergency transport, and expenses to the treatment location where the death occurred

The injuries below represent $86.0 million of the total medical costs of injury-related deaths

 

Cost

Homicide (ages 0-19)

$40.4 million

Suicide (ages 10-19)

$15.9 million

Drowning* (ages 0-19)

$6.6 million

Teen Occupant*[1] (ages 15-19)

$6.4 million

Poisoning* (ages 0-19)

$6.2 million

Child Occupant* (ages 0-14)

$3.5 million

Falls* (ages 0-19)

$2.9 million

Fire/Burn* (ages 0-19)

$2.6 million

Struck By/Against*[2] (ages 0-19)

$1.4 million

Source: CDC WISQARS. Available from: www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars. 2015 Data. All costs are in 2015 dollars.

 

*Indicates injuries were unintentional

[1] Teen occupant includes teen drivers and passengers

[2] Struck by/against is defined as injuries caused by striking (hitting) by or against a human, animal, or inanimate object or force other than a vehicle or machinery

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