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All Injuries

Data are for the U.S.


  • Number of medically attended injury and poisoning episodes in the population: 39.5 million
  • Episodes per 1,000 population: 126.3

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table P-5 [PDF - 102 KB]

Ambulatory care visits

  • Number of visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) for injuries: 80.1 million (includes visits for adverse effects of drug, medicinal or biological substance)

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]

Emergency departments visits

  • Number of emergency department visits for injuries: 43.0 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

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

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]


All injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 192,945
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 60.2

All poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 48,545
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 15.4

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

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

All firearm deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,636
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.6

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

Mortality: Drug poisoning deaths

  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.8 (2014)
  • Drug poisoning opioid analgesic deaths per 100,000 population: 5.9 (2014)
  • Drug poisoning heroin deaths per 100,000 population: 3.3 (2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 27 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

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