Injury Prevention Program
Injuries are the Leading Cause of Death for Montanans Ages 1 - 44
Montana leads the nation with one of the highest rates of injury death and injury is the leading cause of death for Montanans age 1-44. On average each year, approximately 850 Montanans die from an injury. Death only represents a small number of injuries occurring each year. There are also many hospitalizations, emergency department and physician visits resulting from injury. For some, an injury is a temporary inconvenience while for others it leads to disability, chronic pain, significant changes in lifestyle, and death. The financial and quality of life costs due to injuries could be reduced in Montana through effective prevention efforts.