Year: 1994 Source: Annals of Epidemiology, v.4, no.2, (March 1994), p.133-139 SIEC No: 19940195

This report is based on medical literature & public health data in the U.S. (mostly 1988-89) & focuses on injury problem characteristics rather than gender differences in injury rates. Injuries are the leading cause of death for females 1 to 34 years old, & a major source of preventable morbidity & mortality in middle-ageed & elderly women. Leading causes of injury in women are motor vehicle-related injuries (34%), suicide (14%), falls (14%), & homicide (12%). (49 refs)