QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury† — United States, 2019
Weekly / March 19, 2021 / 70(11);405
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Abbreviation: DC = District of Columbia.
* Age-adjusted death rates (deaths per 100,000 standard population) were calculated using the direct method and the 2000 U.S. standard population. The 2019 U.S. rate was 11.1.
† Motor vehicle traffic injuries are identified 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. Decedents included motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedal cyclists, and pedestrians.
In 2019, the death rate in the United States for motor vehicle traffic injury was 11.1 per 100,000 standard population. The four states with the highest age-adjusted death rates were Mississippi (24.2), Alabama (19.8), New Mexico (19.1), and South Carolina (18.9). The four jurisdictions with the lowest age-adjusted death rates were Rhode Island (6.1), District of Columbia (6.1), New York (5.1), and Massachusetts (4.9).
Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm
Reported by: Holly Hedegaard, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4460; Arialdi M. Minino, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury — United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:405. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7011a4external icon.
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