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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: 30.8 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 17 [PDF – 676 KB]

Mortality

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 146,571
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 45.6
  • Cause of death rank: 4

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,381
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.4

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 37,757
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 11.7

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 47,478
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.8

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, tables 6, 7 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

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