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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury— United States, 2016


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The figure above is a U.S. map showing age-adjusted death rates per 100,000 standard population for motor vehicle traffic injury in 2016. The highest age-adjusted death rates were in Mississippi (25.4), Alabama (23.3), and South Carolina (20.9). The lowest rates were in New York (5.3), Rhode Island (5.0), and the District of Columbia (4.5).

Abbreviation: DC = District of Columbia.

* Rates are deaths per 100,000 standard population.

Motor vehicle traffic injuries are identified with International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (ICD–10) codes V02–V04[.1,.9],V09.2,V12–V14[.3–.9],V19[.4–.6],V20–V28[.3–.9],V29– V79[.4–.9],V80[.3–.5],V81.1,V82.1,V83– V86[.0–.3],V87[.0–.8],V89.2).

In 2016, the death rate in the United States for motor vehicle traffic injury was 11.7 per 100,000 standard population. The three states with the highest age-adjusted death rates were Mississippi (25.4), Alabama (23.3), and South Carolina (20.9). New York (5.3), Rhode Island (5.0), and the District of Columbia (4.5) had the lowest rates.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 2016. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.


Reported by: Arialdi M. Minino, MPH, AMinino@cdc.gov, 301-458-4376; Sally C. Curtin, MA.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury— United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:872. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6731a4.

For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/states/index.html.

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