TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 1999 to 2017, there was an increase in unintentional injury
death rates, with variation in trends by leading causes of unintentional injury
death, according to a July data brief published by the U.S.
Nhan Tran, Unintentional Injury
Prevention coordinator at the World Health Organization, told Arab News: "Saudi Arabia actually has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the world, with 28 people dying for every 100,000," he added, recommending stronger speeding restrictions and more public transport to solve the problem.
Homicide, suicide, and unintentional injury
rates have all declined since 1999, with suicide rates beginning to increase in 2008 and homicide rates increasing in 2014.
The most common intent of injury was assault at 49%, with unintentional injury
next at 39% and suicide at 2%, the investigators reported.
All patients younger than 18 years, who presented with unintentional injury
, were enrolled in this study.
Inpatient $44,966 ED $2,445 The most common intent of injury was assault (49%), followed by unintentional injury
(39%) and suicide (2%).
Good Samaritan laws generally provide basic legal protection for those who, while trying to assist a person who is injured or in danger, caused unintentional injury
to or death of the victim.
Mental illness increases the risk of unintentional injury
, poisoning, and suicide, the investigators noted.
RURAL AMERICANS face a greater risk of losing their lives to the nation's top leading causes of death, including unintentional injury
. In fact, research finds that unintentional injury
fatalities are 50 percent higher in rural communities than in urban ones, due in part to greater risks of traffic crashes and opioid overdoses.
Conclusion: Our study shows that parental adherence to the child safety measures aimed at decreasing the unintentional injury
risk of children is not satisfactory in Turkey.
Choking is the fourth highest cause of unintentional injury
deaths, with more than half of them over 74, according to website Injury Facts 2017.