The Center for Disease Control reports show that the leading causes of house fires are cooking, heating equipment and electrical problems. More than 60% of the reported home fires occur in homes without smoke alarms or with nonworking smoke alarms. 50% of fatal injuries in house fires are to preschool children and adults over 65.
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Nearly 362,000 children annually are treated in emergency departments throughout the United States with bicycling injuries and one-third of the visits are head injuries.
The CPSC estimates that ATVs result in more than 100,000 ER visits annually, including more than 30,000 injuries for children under 16 years.
Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.