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Accidents or Unintentional Injuries

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

Health care use

  • Number of emergency department visits for unintentional injuries: 29.3 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 17 [PDF - 481 KB]

 

Mortality

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 120,859
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 39.1
  • Cause of death rank: 5

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 26,009
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,687
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,041
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, tables 9, 18 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

 

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