Injuries, violence are leading causes of death for young Americans - FOX 29 News Philadelphia

July 2, 2014 2:52 PM

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TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of deaths of Americans age 30 and younger result from injury or violence, U.S. health researchers reported Tuesday.

More young Americans die from injury than from any other cause, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These fatalities stem from automobile crashes, drowning, firearm-related injuries, falls, assault, drug overdoses and other preventable causes.

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