Last year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published results from their latest study of data from 1999-2006, and found that motor vehicle accidents account for 1/3 of all teenage deaths (aged 12-19). (They define teenagers as 12-19 years old). Interestingly, for 18-19 year olds, the rate of death is 3 times higher for males than females.As for diseases, cancer is the leader, though it is only responsible for 6% of all teenage deaths."The five leading causes of death among teenagers are Accidents (unintentional injuries), homicide, suicide, cancer, and heart disease. Accidents account for nearly one-half of all teenage deaths.As a category of accidents, motor vehicle fatality is the leading cause of death to teenagers, representing over one-third of all deaths."
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