QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, by Race and Hispanic Origin — United States, 2019 and 2020

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The figure is a bar chart showing the age-adjusted death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury, by race and Hispanic origin, in the United States during 2019 and 2020.

* Age-adjusted death rates are deaths per 100,000 adjusted to 2000 U.S. standard population.

Motor vehicle traffic injuries are identified as underlying cause of death using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision 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.

Age-adjusted death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury increased from 11.1 per 100,000 population in 2019 to 12.0 in 2020. The rates increased from 10.3 to 11.3 for Hispanic persons, from 14.5 to 18.3 for non-Hispanic Black persons, and from 11.2 to 11.6 for non-Hispanic White persons. The changes in rates among other groups were not statistically significant. During 2019 and 2020, the rates were highest for non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons (25.3 and 25.7) and lowest for non-Hispanic Asian persons (4.0 and 3.7), respectively.

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Underlying Cause of Death by Single-Race Categories, 2018–2020. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10- expanded.html

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

For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, by Race and Hispanic Origin — United States, 2019 and 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:869. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7126a4.

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