Accidents or Unintentional Injuries

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits

Number of emergency department visits for unintentional injuries: 29.2 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 16 pdf icon[PDF – 738 KB]

Mortality

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 161,374
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 49.9
  • Cause of death rank: 3

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 34,673
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 40,327
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.5

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 58,335
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 18.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2016, tables 6, 7 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: January 20, 2017