Over the last 20 years, North Carolina has passed legislation that has successfully contributed to an estimated 11,500 children living into adulthood. Despite this, injury remains the leading cause of death for children. Over 12,000 children 0 to 19 years of age die each year in the United States from an unintentional injury.1 The most common childhood injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Suffocation
  • Drowning
  • Firearm assaults
  • Falls
  • Poisoning
1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Childhood Injury Report. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/child_injury_data.html