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Accidents or Unintentional Injuries

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits

Number of emergency department visits for unintentional injuries: 28.1 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 16 [PDF – 521 KB]

Mortality

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 135,928
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 42.6
  • Cause of death rank: 4

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 31,959
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.0

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,736
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.6

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 42,032
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.2

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, tables 9, 18 [PDF – 5.4 MB]

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