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QuickStats: Rate of Unintentional Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths, by Age Group — United States, 2004–2010*

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The figure shows rate of unintentional motor vehicle traffic deaths, by age group, in the United States during 2004-2010. During 2004-2010, the rate of unintentional motor vehicle traffic deaths declined for the total population by 27% (4.0 percentage points). The death rate decreased 44% (1.6 percentage points) for persons aged <15 years, 38% (9.6 percentage points) for those aged 15-24 years, 22% (3.3 percentage points) for those aged 25-64 years, and 25% (4.9 percentage points) for those aged ≥65 years.

* Data for 2010 are preliminary.

During 2004–2010, the rate of unintentional motor vehicle traffic deaths declined for the total U.S. population by 27% (4.0 percentage points). The death rate decreased 44% (1.6 percentage points) for persons aged <15 years, 38% (9.6 percentage points) for those aged 15–24 years, 22% (3.3 percentage points) for those aged 25–64 years, and 25% (4.9 percentage points) for those aged ≥65 years.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 2004–2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality_public_use_data.htm.

Reported by: Arialdi M. Miniño, MPH, aminino@cdc.gov, 301-458-4376.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows rate of unintentional motor vehicle traffic deaths, by age group, in the United States during 2004-2010. During 2004-2010, the rate of unintentional motor vehicle traffic deaths declined for the total population by 27% (4.0 percentage points). The death rate decreased 44% (1.6 percentage points) for persons aged <15 years, 38% (9.6 percentage points) for those aged 15-24 years, 22% (3.3 percentage points) for those aged 25-64 years, and 25% (4.9 percentage points) for those aged ≥65 years.


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