Injuries are the leading cause of death among children and young adults in Hawaii.
Among Hawaii residents aged 1-39, injuries account for more deaths than all other diseases combined.
Fourth leading cause of death among state residents
Fatal injuries less common in HI compared to the rest of the US
There are 2 types of risk factors:
1) risks created by the physical enviroment
2) individual behaviors which place a person at risk
Nonfatal injuries outnumber fatal injuries and in many ways pose a greater health burden
Motor vehicle crashes, occupants (excluding motorcyclists)