Year: 2003 Source: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v.52, no.30, (1 August 2003), p.697-701 SIEC No: 20031077

To help focus injury prevention efforts among American Indian & Alaska Native children, CDC analyzed injury mortality data by area & race/ethinicity. This report summarizes the results of these analyses, which indicate that although death rates for some causes have shown substantial improvement over time (e.g., drowning & fire), rates for other causes have increased or remained the same (e.g., homicide & suicide, respectively). Recommendations for prevention strategies are discussed. (10 refs)