QuickStats: Percentage of Injury Deaths* That Occurred in the Decedent’s Home for the Five Most Common Causes† of Injury Death§ — United States, 2016
Weekly / July 6, 2018 / 67(26);750
Views: Views equals page views plus PDF downloadsMetric Details
* Includes deaths from all intents (i.e., unintentional injuries, suicides, homicides, deaths of undetermined intent, and deaths attributed to legal intervention).
† Poisoning includes both drug overdoses and nondrug intoxications (e.g., poisonings due to toxic substances or gases such as carbon monoxide). Suffocation includes hanging, asphyxiation, smothering, and other mechanical and nonmechanical threats to oxygenation (e.g., trapped in low oxygen environment). Causes are mutually exclusive.
§ Total number of deaths by cause of injury: all injury (231,991), poisoning (68,995), firearm (38,658), suffocation (18,924), fall (35,862), and motor vehicle traffic (38,748). Place of death was unknown for 112 deaths.
In 2016, 31% of deaths from all causes of injury occurred in the person’s home. The percentage varied by the cause of injury. More than half of the deaths attributable to poisoning (52%) occurred in the home. Approximately 44% of deaths from firearms and suffocation occurred in the home.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality File. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Holly Hedegaard, MD, HHedegaard@cdc.gov, 301-458-4460.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Injury Deaths That Occurred in the Decedent’s Home for the Five Most Common Causes of Injury Death — United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:750. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6726a6.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/injury.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Page last reviewed: July 5, 2018
- Page last updated: July 5, 2018
- Content source: