After viewing these data sets about the leading causes of injury deaths in the United States between the ages of 1 and 24 years, I noticed that, unintentional motor vehicle traffic accidents cause the highest number of injuries and deaths among most of the age sets. The statistics show that since children between one and four years get little exposure to traffic, motor vehicle traffic accidents to do not cause much of the injuries for them. However, as children grow up and start moving out of the home settings without the guidance of their parents, they get exposed to too much traffic, and the risk of unintentional motor vehicle traffic accidents. The number of injuries caused by the motor vehicle traffic seems to increase as their age increases, which implies that people get exposed to too much traffic as they grow up.
Other leading causes of injuries include unintentional suffocation, drowning, suicide suffocation, unintentional poisoning, and several types of suicide and homicide. From these statistics, it is evident that most people are becoming more vulnerable to injuries and deaths as they leave the family setup to the external environment. For instance, while unintentional natural environment causes only 22 injuries and deaths in children aged 1 year, suicide firearm causes about 1,378 deaths in people aged between 20 and 24 years. This implies that the family environment does not expose the children to things such as poison, which make the children safer in the family settings and the adults unsafe in the external environment. However, things such as intentional poisoning occurs more in adults than it is in children because parents protect their children against strangers.
I consider the unintentional injuries as a greater threat to people in the society since most members of the society at different ages face the external environment, which makes them vulnerable to unintentional injuries such as unintentional motor vehicle injuries. Motor vehicle injuries cause a higher percentage of injuries in the United States compared to other causes of injury to the members of the society (Hardelid, Davey, Dattani & Gilbert, 2013). Children between one and 14 years are much safer than the grown up members of the society. The members of the society who have grown up are vulnerable to things such as motor vehicles in the streets. Interactions with other members of the society also lead to injuries such as poisons, homicides, fire/burns, and drowning. However, drowning is a lesser hazardous to the members of the society.
In this report, teens need protection against things such as unintentional and unidentified homicide, Unintentional Poisoning, and suicide forearm. The latter indicates that most teens get involved in dangerous behaviors, which make them vulnerable to such injuries. Parents and educators as well as other members of the society should ensure that the upbringings of the children in their formative ages are aimed at ensuring that they develop healthy behaviors. These behaviors will ensure that teens stay away from dangerous behaviors, which will make them stay safe from danger. In the data presented in this report, the government also has a responsibility of taking care of the public. Controlling things such as traffic misconducts will reduce motor vehicle injuries.
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