QuickStats: Injury Deaths* as a Percentage of Total Deaths, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019
Weekly / August 6, 2021 / 70(31);1066
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* Injury deaths were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause-of-death codes U01–U03, V01–Y36, Y85–Y87, and Y89 and include all intents (unintentional, suicide, homicide, undetermined intent, and legal intervention).
Injuries accounted for the majority of deaths among persons aged 15–39 years, with the highest percentages among those aged 15–19 (76.0%) and 20–24 years (78.2%). The percentage of injury deaths was lowest among those aged <1 year (7.9%), 60–64 years (7.5%), and ≥65 years (3.4%).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm
Reported by: Holly Hedegaard, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4460; Matthew F. Garnett, MPH; Merianne R. Spencer, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Injury Deaths as a Percentage of Total Deaths, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1066. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7031a3external icon.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/injury
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