Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Head injury, the leading cause of all trauma-related deaths, is associated with MVCs. Males in the 15- to 24-year-old age group are three times more likely than females to be injured in a crash. Whites have a death rate 40% higher from MVC than do African Americans in the 15- to 34-year-old age group. Falls are the most common cause of head injury in adults over the age of 65.

ICH can occur from nontraumatic causes as well. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in Americans. Although a stroke can occur at any age, 72% occur in people over 65 years of age. About 10,000 people develop ICH in the United States each year. The peak incidence occurs in childhood (3 to 12 years of age) and in older adults (50 to 70 years of age).

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