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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: 126,438
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 40.6
  • Cause of death rank: 5

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 27,483
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.8

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,783
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.8

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 36,280
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 11.6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 9, 18 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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