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  •  And if you have a ladder in your home (6+ / 0-)

    Everybody in your home is more likely than their non-ladder-owning neighbors to die in a fall. Accidental deaths from firearms in the household is at .01% of all accidental deaths.

    Fatal Unintentional Injuries in the Home in the U.S.

    The number and rate of unintentional home injury
    deaths increased from 2000 to 2008 (age-adjusted rate of
    7.5 per 100,000 in 2000 to 13.0 per 100,000 in 2008; Figure 1;
    p0.000); this can primarily be attributed to the increase
    in poisoning deaths (age-adjusted rate of 2.5 per 100,000
    in 2000 to 6.4 per 100,000 in 2008; p0.000). Most of the
    poisoning deaths result from drug overdoses, notably
    unintentional overdoses from narcotics, hallucinogens,
    and drugs classifıed as “other,” which represented 87% of
    poisoning deaths in 2008. Deaths from falls also increased
    during this time (age-adjusted rate of 2.6 per 100,000 in
    2000 to 4.2 per 100,000 in 2008; p0.000). Deaths from
    fıres and burns and from unintentional fırearm injuries
    were the only two mechanisms for which there was a
    decline during this time period (p0.05; although the
    absolute reduction in number of unintentional fırearm
    injury deaths was relatively small during the time frame
    [349 in 2000; 320 in 2008]).
    2 Mack et al / Am J Prev Med 2013;xx(x):xxx
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