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Leading Causes of Nonfatal Injury* Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Age, 2008

Leading Causes of Nonfatal Injury Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Age, 2008
Age Group Rate per 1,000 Women
Fall Motor Vehicle Occupant Overexertion Struck by/Against Object Cut/Pierced

*All of the leading causes of injury in 2008 were unintentional; estimates provided are for injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.

Source II.14: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS-AIP

18-34 Years 21.2 17.5 14.4 12.7 7.5
35-44 Years 20.4 11.1 12.8 9.5 5.3
45-64 Years 24.8 7.7 8.8 7.0 4.3
65 Years and Older 65.0 4.5 5.1 5.5 2.0

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