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Substance Abuse

Injury Disparities: Drug Poisoning Deaths

This infographic focuses on the rates (per 100,000) of drug poisoning deaths of adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 from 2014-2016. It breaks out these deaths by sex, race/ethnicity, and location.

Drug poisoning is defined as an improper use of illicit drugs or medicine that is either prescribed or over-the-counter.

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CSN Infographic

Public Health Approaches to Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a drug withdrawal syndrome that most commonly occurs in infants after in utero exposure to opioids, although other substances have also been associated with the syndrome.” (1)  An average of one infant was born with NAS every 25 minutes in the United States, as of 2012.

CSN Webinar
Mar 20 2018

New CSN Resources on the Costs of Childhood Injuries

Release Date: 
2017-11-28 00:00:00

In 2015, injuries caused 13,363 deaths in U.S. children and adolescents aged 0-19. In addition, injuries were responsible for 200,225 hospitalizations and almost 7.7 million emergency department (ED) visits in this population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], WISQARS, 2017). One important way to understand the burden of childhood injuries is by looking at the costs of those injuries.

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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This is part of a series on the costs of childhood injuries.

Additional infographics on the medical costs of childhood injuries:

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CSN Infographic

The Medical Costs of Childhood Injuries: Hospitalizations

In 2015, the total medical costs of injury-related hospitalizations of children age 19 and younger was $6.6 billion. This infographic breaks out the medical cost of hospitalizations of children by injury topic.

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This is part of a series on the costs of childhood injuries.

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CSN Infographic

Costs of Leading Childhood Injuries Fact Sheet

This fact sheet covers the costs of childhood injuries, including medical costs, work loss costs, and quality of life loss costs. Work loss costs include lost wages of injured persons and lost household work, or, in the case of fatality, lost earnings and household work over the victim’s expected remaining lifespan in the absence of premature death.

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CSN Publications

National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

April 17-20, 2017
Atlanta, GA

The 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, taking place in Atlanta, GA, April 17 – 20. The Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, business, academia, treatment providers, and allied communities impacted by prescription drug abuse and heroin use.

Featured speakers include:

Conference
Apr 17 2017

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) | CDC

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—
  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity
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