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: 57.5 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 16 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency departments visits
  • Number of emergency department visits for injuries: 37.9 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 16pdf icon

Mortality

All injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 278,345
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 84.5

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

All poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 97,034
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 29.5

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 40,698
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

All firearm deaths

  • Number of deaths: 45,222
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.7

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

Mortality: Drug overdose/drug poisoning deaths
  • Number of deaths: 91,799
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 27.9

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

  • Number of drug overdose deaths involving any opioid: 68,630
  • Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 population: 20.8

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

  • Number of drug overdose deaths involving heroin: 13,165
  • Drug overdose deaths involving heroin per 100,000 population: 4.0

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: January 24, 2022