QuickStats: Death Rates* for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015 and 2017

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The figure is a bar chart showing the death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury among persons in five age groups (<15 years, 15–34, 35–54, 55–74, and ≥75 years) in the United States in 2015 and 2017.

* Rates are deaths per 100,000 population in specified age group.

Motor vehicle traffic injuries are identified as underlying cause of death with International Classification of Diseases, 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), and V89.2.

From 2015 to 2017, death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury increased for persons aged ≥15 years. For infants and children aged <15 years there was no statistically significant change from 2015 to 2017, and this group had the lowest death rate (2.0 deaths per 100,000) in 2017. The highest death rate in 2017 was for persons aged ≥75 years (19.1), followed by a 15.3 death rate for persons aged 15–34 years, and 12.8 for persons aged 35–54 and 55–74 years.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.

Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, jiaquanxu@cdc.gov, 301-458-4086.


Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015 and 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:167. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6806a8External.

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

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