Facts on Kids in South Dakota: Unintentional Injury Deaths for Ages 14-19.

Year Published
Author (Organization)
South Dakota Kids Count.
Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
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Resource Language
This fact sheet focuses on the incidence of unintentional injury deaths for adolescents in South Dakota ages 14-19. It explains that from 1999 to 2010 unintentional injuries were the nation’s leading cause of death in age groups 1 to 44, that motor vehicle traffic was the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States and in South Dakota, and from 1999-2010 the death rate from motor vehicle traffic for the 14 to 19 age cohort in the United States was 19 per 100,000, and 33 per 100,000 in South Dakota. It emphasizes that South Dakota exceeds the nation for all age groups and is almost three times higher for 14- and 15-year olds. Additional information indicates South Dakota’s rates for White males and families and for American Indians or Alaskan Natives are higher than the nation, and that South Dakota ha the highest motor vehicle traffic death rate for 14- and 15-year olds compared to bordering States. 2 references.

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