Year: 1988 Source: Maryland Medical Journal, v.37, no.12, (December 1988), p.955-958 SIEC No: 19901414

Violent deaths account for over three fourths of the deaths among 15-24 year olds. Each year, some 38,000 youths die from accidents, homicides, & suicide. Physicians can play 2 important roles: as individuals caring for adolescents & as advocates for prevention programs by calling attention to the magnitude of this problem. 16 refs.