Trauma Demographics

http://www.nationaltraumainstitute.org/home/trauma_statistics.html

The above link shows the trauma statictics for 2014 according to the CDC.

The bottom lines are:

  1. Trauma is costly. The economic burden of trauma is more than $585 billion annually.
  2. It kills young people. Trauma is the #1 cause of death for Americans between 1 and 46 years old.
  3. Because trauma is a disease affecting all ages of people, the impact on life years lost is equal to the life years lost from cancer, heart disease and HIV combined. (Life Years Lost: A measure to account for the age at which deaths occur, giving greater weight to deaths occurring at younger ages and lower weight to deaths occurring at older ages.)
  4. Trauma is lethal. Each year, more than 192,000 people lose their lives to trauma.

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