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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]

Ambulatory care visits

  • Number of visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) for injuries: 80.1 million (includes visits for adverse effects of drug, medicinal or biological substance)

Sources: Selected patient and provider characteristics for ambulatory care visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments: United States, 2009-2010 [PDF - 127 KB]

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: 199,756
  • 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: 33,599
  • 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: 14.8 (2014)
  • Drug poisoning opioid analgesic deaths per 100,000 population: 5.9 (2014)
  • Drug poisoning heroin deaths per 100,000 population: 3.3 (2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 27 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

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