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8th Grade Guided Notes-Intentional and Unintentional Injuries



Leading Causes of Death for Adolescents
1. Fast Facts
Injuries are the leading causes of death and disability for people ages _____
through _____ in the United States.
Approximately ______% of all deaths among adolescents aged ______-______
years are attributed to four causes of injuries:
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2. What are Unintentional Injuries?


Unintentional injuries used to be called ___________________. According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention: Injuries are _______ accidents. They can be
prevented by changing the environment, individual behavior, products, social norms,
legislation, and governmental and institutional policy.
[We will look at HOW to prevent injuries in the next few slides.]

3. What are Examples of Unintentional Injuries?


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4. What behaviors result in more unintentional injuries?


CDC tracks these risk behaviors among high school and middle school students:
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5. Examples of Injury Prevention


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6. Do boys or girls take greater risks with health and safety?


In the North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey results for 2007, boys were:
________ likely to wear a __________________when riding in a _________
________ likely to wear a __________________ ______________________
________ likely to ________ with a driver who had been _______________
________ likely to ________ when ___________________

7. Why do boys and young men take more risks with safety?
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8. What Are Intentional Injuries?


- Homicide: Responsible for ____% of deaths among adolescents (aged 10-24 years)
- Suicide: Responsible for ______% of deaths among adolescents (aged 10-24 years)

9. What factors increase risks for violence?
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10. Suicide
Signs of developing Depression in teens include:
Unhappiness
Gradual ___________________ into helplessness and apathy
___________________ behavior
Drop in _______________ performance
Loss of ________________ in activities that formerly were sources of enjoyment
Feelings of worthlessness, ___________________ , helplessness
Fatigue or ___________ of ______________ or motivation
Change in ______________ habits

11. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.


- A young person considering self-destructive behavior should get help____________.
- Who are trustworthy adults youth can tell?
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12. What do injuries, homicide, and suicide have in common?


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