Epidemiology of injury and violence in North Carolina

N C Med J. 2010 Nov-Dec;71(6):537-41.


Injury and violence are significant public health problems in the state, on par with other leading causes of deaths. This article reviews the leading causes of injury-associated deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits for North Carolina residents; outlines data resources and policy implications; and facilitates further discussion on injury epidemiology and surveillance needs.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cause of Death
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • North Carolina / epidemiology
  • Population Surveillance
  • Violence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Wounds and Injuries / mortality*
  • Young Adult