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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Head injuries incurred while riding a bike result in two-thirds of hospital admissions and more than 60 percent of the bicycling deaths.
Hospital charges alone for an ATV trauma patient range from $5,500 - $299,289, with an average of $27,400.
Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.