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Accidents or Unintentional Injuries

Data are for the U.S.

Health care use: Emergency departments

Number of emergency department visits for unintentional injuries: 31.0 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 17 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Mortality

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 130,557
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 41.3
  • Cause of death rank: 4

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 30,208
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 9.6

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,804
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 38,851
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.3

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 9, 18 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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