Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Traumatic injuries, which are usually preventable, are the leading cause of death in Americans aged 1 through 44 years and the fourth leading cause of death for all age groups. Most head injuries are associated with MVCs, which in the 15- to 24-year-old age group are three times more common in males than in females. In the 15- to 34-year-old age group, European Americans have a death rate from MVCs that is 40% higher than the rate for African Americans. The elderly population and chronic abusers of alcohol have cortical atrophy, which places them at risk for SDH.

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