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Appendix 2: Categorization of Cause of Death: Numbers of Deaths from Unintentional Injuries among Children 0 to 19 Years, United, States, 2000 – 2005*

Mechanism of Injury from the External Cause of Injury Mortality Matrix†

Causes Defined using the Modified Matrix

Drowning Falls Fires or Burns MV Traffic Occupant Pedestrian Pedal Cyclist Transportation Other MV Traffic Unspecified Poisoning Suffocation Other Injuries
Cut/Pierce - - - - - - - - - - 49
Drowning 6,900 - - - - - - - - - -
Falls - 1,123 - - - - - - - - -
Fires/Flame - - 3,507 - - - - - - - -
Hot Object/Substance - - 47 - - - - - - - -
Firearm - - - - - - - - - - 1,009
Machinery - - - - - - - - - - 239
MV Traffic Occupant - - - 22,345 - - - - - - -
MV Traffic Motorcyclist - - - - - - 1,308 - - - -
MV Traffic Other - - - - - - 17 - - - -
MV Traffic Unspecified - - - - - - - 14,916 - - -
MV Traffic Pedal Cyclist - - - - - 969 - - - - -
Pedal Cyclists, Other - - - - - 208 - - - - -
MV Traffic Pedestrian - - - - 4341 - - - - - -
Other Land Transport - - - - - - 1,684 - - - -
Pedestrians, Other - - - - 1,379 - - - - - -
Other Transport - - - - - - 710 - - - -
Natural/Environmental - - - - - - - - - - 667
Overexertion - - - - - - - - - - 2
Poisoning - - - - - - - - 3,638 - -
Struck by or Against - - - - - - - - - - 560
Suffocation - - - - - - - - - 5,734 -
Other Specified, Classifiable - - - - - - - - - - 607
Other Specified, NEC‡ - - - - - - - - - - 230
Unspecified - - - - - - - - - - 863
Total 6,900 1,123 3,554 22,345 5,720 1,177 3,719 14,916 3,638 5,734 4,226
Death Rate per 100,000§ 1.4 0.2 0.7 4.6 1.2 0.2 0.8 3.1 0.8 1.2 0.9

* CDC/NCHS National Vital Statistics System
† Fingerhut L. ICD Framework: External cause of injury mortality matrix [online]. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/otheract/ice/matrix10.htm
‡ Not Elsewhere Classified
§ NCHS Population 2000 – 2005 used for calculation of Rates (n = 487,055,735)

 
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