Author: colleen-logrande

Unintentional injuries and violence are the leading causes of death, hospitalization, and disability for children ages 1-18. These fact sheets provide a state snapshot of data on the injury-related Maternal and Child Health Block Grant National Performance Measures and Health Status Indicators, with a special focus on disparities based on race, gender, and rural/urban residence. 

Seat belt use continues to be higher in states with primary enforcement seat belt laws according to a study released by CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention in the Journal of Safety Research. The study summarizes trends in self-reported seat belt use from 2002 to 2010 and compares 2010 seat belt use in states with