Part II: Business Memo
Date: March 3, 2019
Subject: Deaths due to Unintentional injuries/accidents
Unintentional injuries/accidents have been identified as one of the leading cause of death across all age groups and gender both in the United States and South Carolina. According to National Center for Health Statistics, in 2016, the mortality rate (death rate) due to “accidents (unintentional injuries)” for all ages in the US was established at about 5.6 percent. In addition to this, the rank (number) out of 10 was “accidents (unintentional injuries)” for females, all races and origins and all ages, as compared to all the other overall causes of death in the US was established at 7. Meanwhile, according to SC Department of Health and Environmental Control in 2016, the rank (number) out of 10 of “accidents” as compared to all the other overall causes of death in South Carolina, was established at position 3.
According to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, Accident (V01-X59, Y85-Y86) was established to be among the leading cause of deaths. In 2016, about 2998 lives were claimed due to accidents. Based on this figure, transport accident (V01-V99, Y85) was identified as one of the major cause of deaths to young adults aged 15-24 years that deserves a priority. This is because the majority of this age group are losing their lives to this category of the accident than any other cause of deaths.
The most appropriate approach to reduce the death rate due to transport accident among the young adult of age 15-24 years is through the implementation of stringent measures like regular car inspection and ensuring that the passengers are adhering to rules and regulations set upon by the authority. Ideally, this age group has access to information, but they continue to violate the principles rules that are governing all road users. I, therefore, recommend the concerned authorities to remain vigilant and punish those who violate road rules and regulation.
In conclusion, unintentional injuries/ accidents are one of the primary cause of accidents. This is evident both in the United States and South Carolina. Moreover, transport accidents are emerging as the most cause deaths among across gender and age group. Stringent measures should be undertaken to curb and reduce the rate of death due to a transport accident.