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All Injuries

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of medically attended injury and poisoning episodes in the noninstitutionalized population: 37.4 million
  • Episodes per 1,000 population: 121.2

Source: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, table 7 [PDF - 1 MB]

Health care use: Ambulatory care

  • Number of visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) for injuries: 80.1 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

Sources: Selected patient and provider characteristics for ambulatory care visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments: United States, 2009-2010 [PDF - 127 KB]

Health care use: Emergency departments

  • Number of emergency department visits for injuries: 41.0 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

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

Health care use: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges for fractures (all sites): 1.1 million
  • Number of discharges for poisonings: 260,000
  • Number of discharges for certain complications of surgical and medical care: 1.0 million

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 tables, Average length of stay and days of care - Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Mortality

All injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 187,464
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 60.2

All poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 46,047
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.8

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

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

All firearm deaths

  • Number of deaths: 32,351
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.4

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

Mortality: Drug poisoning deaths

  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4 (2010)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 32 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

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