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Intentional Injury
The term "intentional" is used to refer to injuries resulting from purposeful human action, whether directed at oneself or others. Intentional injuries include self inflicted and interpersonal acts of violence intended to cause harm.

Major risk factors for intentional injuries from interpersonal or self-inflicted violence include:
  • Access to firearms
  • History of interpersonal violence
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Poverty
View fact sheets about the following intentional injuries from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):