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.