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Unformatted text preview: Suicide Homicide Assault, rape, sexual abuse Abuse – Domestic/IPV – Child – Elder Place of Injury • Refers to where the injury occurred. – Examples include: • • • • • On the road In the home At work At school At play Nature of Injury • Refers to the types of injury. – Examples include injuries to the: • Extremities • Brain or spinal cord • Internal organs Severity of Injury • This refers to – The degree of physical harm to the injured person; – The amount of concentrated energy exceeding the body’s tolerance. M agnitude of the Injury Problem • Injury is the leading cause of death among children, adolescents and young adults in Florida and the United States. • 75% of all deaths among people ages 15 to 24 years are injury-related. • More people ages 1 to 34 years die as a result of i njury than from any other causes combined. I njury deaths represent only the tip of the i ceberg…...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2014 for the course HSC 3102 taught by Professor Dr.chaney during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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