QuickStats: Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings,* Among Males and Females — National Vital Statistics System, United States,† 2000–2017
Weekly / July 26, 2019 / 68(29);649
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* Deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee sting as underlying cause of death are coded as X23 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision.
† Among U.S. residents only.
During 2000–2017, a total of 1,109 deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee stings occurred, for an annual average of 62 deaths. Deaths ranged from a low of 43 in 2001 to a high of 89 in 2017. Approximately 80% of the deaths were among males.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4086.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings, Among Males and Females — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:649. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6829a5external icon.
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