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Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury Data

Motor vehicle injuries were the number one cause of death for young people ages 1-47 in North Carolina and the leading cause of death from injury in all age groups in 2007. Even when looking at all causes of death, including heart disease and cancer, motor vehicle injuries are in the top 10 causes of death for all ages.

The N.C. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data

See also: BRFSS Injury Data

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data

See also: Youth Risk Behavior Survey Injury Data

Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (CHAMP) Data

See also: CHAMP Injury Data

Seatbelt Use for Children

Use of Safety Seat for Children

Parent Cell Phone Usage

Parent Interest in Teens and Driving Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers a wide range of data reports on motor vehicle related injuries in North Carolina and the nation. NHTSA is also a good source for motor vehicle crash prevention information.

For older fact sheets, please contact a member of the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch.