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Injury Prevention

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Did you know?

  • Injuries from trauma that are the most life-threatening are also the most preventable.
  • Trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals up to the age of 45 years 
  • Trauma is the fourth leading cause of death overall for all ages.
  • Trauma occurs every four seconds.
  • Every six minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from trauma and another is permanently disabled

The Trauma Center at Duke University Hospital considers injury prevention a priority. Injury statistics on the rise in North Carolina. We are dedicated to seeing these staggering statistics reduced. Our top three areas of injury are: motor vehicle crashes, falls, and gunshot wounds. We perform outreach in our local communities to educate the public and promote safety. Additionally, we offer resources to foster and support injury prevention education and programs in our RAC (Regional Advisory Committee)

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