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QuickStats: Percentage Change in Death Rates for Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury, by Mechanism of Injury --- United States, 1999 to 2005

Percentage Change in Death Rates for Leading Causes of Unintentional
Injury, by Mechanism of Injury  United States, 1999 to 2005

From 1999 to 2005, the age-adjusted unintentional injury death rate increased 10.5% overall, from 35.3 per 100,000 population to 39.0. The increase resulted primarily from a 79.6% increase in the death rate for poisoning (including drug overdose) from 4.4 per 100,000 population to 7.9, and a 33.3% increase in the death rate for falls from 4.8 per 100,000 population to 6.4.

SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), 1999--2005. NVSS injury mortality data are available from CDC's Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) at http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars.

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