QuickStats: Average Number of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide,* by Day of the Week — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015
Weekly / June 9, 2017 / 66(22);592
* International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes V02-V04,V09.0,V09.2,V12-V14,V19.0-V19.2,V19.4-V19.6,V20-V79,V80.3-V80.5,V81.0-V81.1,V82.0-V82.1,V83-V86,V87.0-V87.8,V88.0-V88.8,V89.0,V89.2 were selected from underlying causes of death for motor vehicle injuries, U03,X60-X84,Y87.0 for suicide, and U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1 for homicide.
In 2015, an average of 103 motor vehicle injury deaths, 121 suicides, and 49 homicides occurred each day. Motor vehicle injury deaths were more likely to occur on Saturdays and Sundays and least likely to occur on Tuesdays. The highest number of suicides occurred on Mondays and Tuesdays and the lowest on Saturdays. Homicides peaked on Sundays, followed by Saturdays; homicides were less likely to occur on weekdays.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data file, 2015. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.
Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4086.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Average Number of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide, by Day of the Week — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:592. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6622a5External.
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