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How many children die from injuries each year in the United States?

Injury is the number one cause of death among children. We've made progress in keeping kids safe, and death rate for children from injury dropped nearly 30% over the last decade. However, more than 9,000 children died from unintentional injuries in the United States in 2009.

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