The nurse is preparing a community educational presentation. The topic is the leading causes of death for people ages 12 – 19. The nurse knows that which of the following should be presented?

  • unintentional injuries
  • cancer
  • homicide
  • suicide
Number 1 is correct.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accidents (unintentional injuries) account for nearly one half of all teenage deaths. The other four leading causes of death among teenagers are homicide, suicide, cancer, and heart disease.