Vital Signs: Nonfatal, Motor Vehicle-Occupant Injuries (2009) and Seat Belt Use (2008) Among Adults -- United States

January 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/7/2011, Vol. 59 Issue 51/52, p1681
The article presents a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides estimates of the number and rate of nonfatal, motor vehicle-occupant injuries treated in emergency departments among adults aged ⦥18 years. The estimates were based on data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System--All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP). It relates the CDC estimates. It has shown that seat belt use is the most effective method for reducing injuries in the event of a crash.


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