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Top 10 Nonfatal Injuries Seen in US Emergency Departments

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Unintentional falls are the most common nonfatal injury that take Americans to a local emergency department (ED) according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC estimates place the number of annual fall-related incidents at nearly 6 million. Coming in at number 18 and perhaps surpisingly, are unintentional injuries related to firearms which are responsible for approximately 27 000 ED visits each year.

Between these 2 numbers are a host of other types of nonfatal injuries seen every year in EDs across the US, including unitentional poisoning, being struck by or against an object, overexertion, and bites and stings. Click through the top 10 and see what calamities fill the spots between 11th and 18th place.


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