Suicide is the most common cause of death in this age group.
Cancer is the third most common cause of death in this age group.
Homicide is the second most common cause of death in this age group.
College-age students are more likely to die from unintentional injuries.
Number 4 is correct.
In the 15 – 24 age group, unintentional injuries are the most common cause of death. This age group is at high risk for drinking and driving, motor vehicle accidents, and other unintentional injuries. Prevention and awareness of alcohol and drug abuse should be included in teaching. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in this age group, with homicide being the third most common. The nurse should inform the audience about suicide prevention and give the number of a hotline to call if needed. Personal safety should be covered as well, since many college students tend to consume alcohol and walk around campus, night clubs, and other areas late at night when they are vulnerable. Females especially should be taught to not go out alone at night and to never let their drink out of their sight at a party to avoid someone slipping a date-rape drug into their drink.