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All Injuries

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of medically attended 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 – 102 KB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices for injuries: 68.2 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment))

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Summary Tables, table 18 [PDF – 926 MB]

Emergency departments visits

  • Number of emergency department visits for injuries: 39.4 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

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

Mortality

All injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 199,752
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 62.6

All poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 51,966
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 16.3

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

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

All firearm deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,594
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, table 18 [PDF – 4.4 MB]

Mortality: Drug poisoning deaths

  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 16.3 (2015)
  • Drug poisoning opioid analgesic deaths per 100,000 population: 7.0 (2015)
  • Drug poisoning heroin deaths per 100,000 population: 4.0 (2015)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 27 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

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