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What are the most common serious injuries among children?

Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. Though death rates for most of these are dropping, suffocation and poisoning rates are on the rise. The upsurge in suffocations has been driven by a 54 percent increase in reported suffocation among infants less than 1 year old. Additionally, increases in poisoning death rates were due to a 91 percent increase among teens aged 15 to 19.

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