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QuickStats: Number of Deaths Resulting from Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning,* by Month and Year — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2015

	The figure above is a histogram showing that during 2010–2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, with the highest numbers of deaths each year occurring in winter months. In 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February.

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* Unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning is defined by International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes X47 (underlying cause of death) and T58 (toxic effect of carbon monoxide as multiple-cause-of-death).

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During 2010–2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, with the highest numbers of deaths each year occurring in winter months. In 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February.

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Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.

Reported by: Betzaida Tejada-Vera, MS, btejadavera@cdc.gov, 301-458-4231.

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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Number of Deaths Resulting from Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, by Month and Year — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:234. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6608a9.

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