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Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate Steady In Multnomah County

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Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among adolescents, the second leading cause of death among children and is one of the top five leading causes of death among adults in Multnomah County. Unintentional injury deaths are considered accidental. The most frequent causes are motor vehicle accidents, poisoning, fires, drowning, and falls. Unintentional injury mortality rates are similar for Multnomah County, Oregon and the United States.

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According to a new report issued by Multnomah County Health Department, "Multnomah County: Unintentional Injury, Violence, and Premature Death":