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FEDERAL STUDY SURVEYS TEEN DEATHS FROM INJURIES
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FEDERAL STUDY SURVEYS TEEN DEATHS FROM INJURIES

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High numbers of teenagers seriously consider or attempt suicide and often fight with weapons, says a federal study published Thursday that illustrates why injury is the leading cause of death among young people.

The Centers for Disease Control said it will use the findings to track progress toward a national goal of reducing the number of teenagers who die from injuries. About 42 percent of all teen deaths are from auto-related injuries and 13 percent each are homicide or suicide.The CDC said about 27 percent of the teens surveyed had seriously contemplated suicide, 8 percent actually attempted it and 2 percent made attempts that injured them.

About 42 percent of the teens had been in at least one fight during the last year.

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