Year: 1992 Source: Arctic Medical Research, v.51, suppl.7, (1992), p.5-14 SIEC No: 19930405

Traumatic injuries are among the leading causes of death in Alaska and the Arctic. Intentional injuries (homicide and suicide) and unintentional injuries cause 29% of all deaths and 53% of all years of potential life lost in Alaska. Effective injury control and prevention efforts are hampered by lack of adequate surveillance systems. Injury research and public health control measures are unfocused, lack continuity, and are undersupported.