QuickStats: Rates* of Death Due to Unintentional Injury from Fire or Flames,† by Sex and Urbanization Level§ — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2021
Weekly / April 7, 2023 / 72(14);377
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* Crude rate of deaths per 100,000 population; 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Deaths due to unintentional injury from fire or flames were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause-of-death codes X00–X09.
§ Counties were classified using the 2013 National Center for Health Statistics Urbanization Classification Scheme for Counties. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_166.pdf
In 2021, the rates of death due to unintentional injury from fire or flames were 1.3 per 100,000 population among males and 0.8 among females and were higher for males than for females at each level of urbanization. Rates among males were lowest in large fringe (0.8) and large central (0.9) metropolitan areas and then increased with decreasing urbanization to 3.0 in noncore areas. Rates among females were lowest in large central metropolitan areas (0.5) and increased with decreasing urbanization to 1.8 in noncore areas.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm
Reported by: Merianne R. Spencer, MPH, MSpencer@cdc.gov; Matthew F. Garnett, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Rates of Death Due to Unintentional Injury from Fire or Flames, by Sex and Urbanization Level — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:377. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7214a5.
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