QuickStats: Rate* of Deaths Attributed to Unintentional Injury from Fire or Flames,† by Sex and Urban-Rural Status§ — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020
Weekly / April 8, 2022 / 71(14);529
Views equals page views plus PDF downloads
* Crude rate of deaths per 100,000 population; 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Deaths attributed to unintentional injury from fire or flames were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause-of-death codes X00−X09.
§ Urban-rural status is determined by the Office of Management and Budget’s February 2013 delineation of metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), in which each MSA must have at least one urban area of ≥50,000 inhabitants. Areas with <50,000 inhabitants are grouped into the rural category.
In 2020, the death rate attributed to unintentional injury from fire or flames was higher in rural areas than in urban areas for females and males. The rate for females was 1.4 per 100,000 in rural areas and 0.6 in urban areas. The rate for males was 2.4 per 100,000 in rural areas and 0.9 in urban areas. Males had higher death rates than females in both rural and urban areas.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm
Reported by: Merianne R. Spencer, MPH, MSpencer@cdc.gov, 301-458-4377; Matthew F. Garnett, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Rate of Deaths Attributed to Unintentional Injury from Fire or Flames,† by Sex and Urban-Rural Status§ — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:529. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7114a5external icon.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.