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health notes ch. 15

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health notes ch. 15 Public health 2000


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Intro to public health
Heather Harmon
Class Notes
Public Health, Chapter 15, Injury
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by rh389814 on Saturday April 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Public health 2000 at Ohio University taught by Heather Harmon in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Intro to public health in Public Health at Ohio University.


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Date Created: 04/02/16
Chapter 15 notes: injuries About 193,000 deaths due to injury each year Leading causes of injury death:  Poisoning  Motor vehicle  Firearms  Falling  Suffocating  Drowning  Fire and burns  Objects piercing you Poison deaths is most common Motor vehicle second most common Firearms third most common  Help reduce is to keep firearms out of homes or at least out of reach and out of access of children or violent partners Injuries are the 5 leading cause of death in the united states, leading cause for people age 1-44, risks higher in males than females (men take more risks), higher in blacks vs. white (even though in reality they should be equal) Injury  Unintentional o Child accidently shoots a parent while learning to use a gun  Intentional o Homicide/suicide  Low SES? o Unsafe neighborhoods  Suffocation is leading cause of death in infants under 1  Poisoning is leading cause among adolescents due to medication overdose o Prescription pain killers, heroin, cocaine. o Doctor shopping


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