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Suicide, Not Car Crashes, #1 Cause of Injury Death - WebMD (article link)

"The study also showed that women had a lower injury-related death rate than men. Blacks and Hispanics had a lower rate of car fatalities and suicides, and a higher rate of homicides than whites."

Researchers found deaths caused by accidental poisoning and falls increased by 128% and 71%, respectively.

"In addition, deaths from unintentional poisoning and falls have also increased dramatically in recent years.

Researchers found deaths caused by accidental poisoning and falls increased by 128% and 71%, respectively.

Researchers say deaths from unintentional poisoning rose, in part, because of a sharp rise in prescription drug overdoses.

For example, drug overdoses accounted for 75% of unintentional poisoning deaths in 2008, with prescription drugs accounting for 74% of those overdoses."
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20120920/suicide-top-cause-of-injury-death