QuickStats: Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings* Among Males and Females — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2011–2021
Weekly / July 7, 2023 / 72(27);756
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* Deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee sting as underlying cause of death, were coded as X23, according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision.
During 2011–2021, a total of 788 deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee stings occurred (an average of 72 deaths per year). The annual number of deaths ranged from 59 (2012) to 89 (2017). Overall, 84% of deaths occurred among males.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2011–2021. https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings Among Males and Females — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2011–2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:756. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7227a6.
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