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    :: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 ::

    New Study Finds Lifetime Costs of Injuries in Billions; Costs Associated with a Year Top $406 billion - CDC - Media Relations
    Additional findings include:

    * Males account for approximately 70 percent ($283 billion) of the total costs of injuries, largely due to higher rates of fatal injury and the magnitude of their lost wages.
    * Persons aged 25 to 44 years represent 30 percent of the U.S. population and 40 percent ($164 billion) of the total costs of injuries.
    * Motor vehicle account for 22 percent ($89 billion) and fall injuries account for 20 percent ($81 billion) of the total costs of injuries.

    “Many of the nearly 50 million injuries that occur each year in the United States are preventable,” said Dr. Ileana Arias, director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention. “To accomplish that, though, we need greater recognition of the value of our prevention efforts. As this study shows, the benefits of preventing things like motor vehicle crashes, falls, residential fires, childhood abuses and other injuries are significant.”
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