GNWT HSS

Child and Youth Injuries

Did you know:

  • More than 65% of  NWT children, and most of the youth who died during the 1990s had been injured.
  • The main causes of death by injury for NWT children are house fires, car and truck crashes, and drowning.
  • Youth are most likely to die from suicide, car and truck crashes, and drowning.
  • NWT children are twice as likely to die in a car or truck crash as other Canadian children. They are more likely than other NWT residents to be hit by a car or truck while they're walking or biking.
  • NWT children who go to the hospital after falling usually have fallen off something, like playground equipment or furniture.
  • Youth are more likely to go to the hospital with injuries from a snowmobile or ATV crash.

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