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FACTS AND FIGURES

Diabetes

National Diabetics Statistics Report

National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011 (Latest Data Available)

Trends in Diabetes and Risk Factors

Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart and Stroke Statistics-At A Glance

Cancer

According to the Damon Runyan Cancer Research Foundation, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetime. According to them this means that, on average, 40% of your family and friends will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.

Burns

Center For Disease Control Burn Fact Sheet

Transplants

American Transplant Foundation: Facts and Myths About Transplants

Childhood Accidents and Injuries 

According to the most recent studies from the Center for Disease Contol's Childhood Injury Report (most recent data are for 2006):

  • An estimated 9.2 million children annually had an initial emergency department visit for an unintentional injury.
  • Males generally had higher non-fatal injury rates than females.

    • For children 1 to 19 years of age, non-fatal injury rates were higher among males than females, while the rates were approximately the same for those less than 1 year old.
    • Injuries due to falls were the leading cause of non-fatal injury.
    • Each year, approximately 2.8 million children had an initial emergency department visit for injuries from a fall. For children less than 1 year of age, falls accounted for over 50% of non-fatal injuries.
    • Causes by age group:
      • Falls was the leading cause of non-fatal injury for all age groups less than 15. 
      • For children ages 0 to 9, the next two leading causes were being struck by or against an object and animal bites or insect stings. 

        • For children 10 to 14 years of age, the next leading causes were being struck by or against an object and over-exertion.
        • For children 15 to 19 years of age, the three leading causes of non-fatal injuries were being struck by or against an object, falls, and motor vehicle occupant injuries.
      • Non-fatal injury rates varied by age group:
        • Non-fatal suffocation rates were highest for those less than 1 year of age.
        • Rates for injuries from fires or burns and drowning were highest for children 4 years and younger.
        • Children 1 to 4 years of age had the highest rates of non-fatal falls and poisoning. 
        • Injury rates related to motor vehicles was highest in children 15 to 19 years of age.

      Statistics for Older Adult Falls

      CDC's Statistics for Adult Falls