All Injuries

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Number of medically consulted injury and poisoning episodes in the population: 39.5 million
  • Episodes per 1,000 population: 126.3

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table P-5 pdf icon[PDF – 102 KB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices for injuries: 72.6 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 17 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency departments visits
  • Number of emergency department visits for injuries: 43.2 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 16 pdf icon[PDF – 863 KB]

Mortality

All injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 240,583
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 73.5

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER 

All poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 72,473
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 22.2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WOND

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 37,991
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 11.6

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

All firearm deaths

  • Number of deaths: 39,740
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.1

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

Mortality: Drug overdose/drug poisoning deaths
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 21.6 (2017)
  • Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 population: 14.6 (2017)
  • Drug overdose deaths involving heroin per 100,000 population: 4.8 (2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 8 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

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Page last reviewed: October 30, 2020