CDC: Accidental death rates for children drop nearly 30%

Death rates from unintentional injuries among U.S. children and teens dropped 29% from 2000 to 2009. The total number of deaths dropped from about 12,400 to about 9,100, CDC researchers reported. However, the report found that the death rate for accidental poisonings rose 91% among those age 15 to 19 due to abuse of prescription drugs, and accidental infant suffocation deaths increased 54%.

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