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

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, table 18 [PDF – 692 KB]

Emergency departments visits

  • Number of emergency department visits for injuries: 41.6 million (includes visits for adverse effects of medical treatment)

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 17 [PDF – 676 KB]

Mortality

All injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 214,008
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 66.6

All poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 57,567
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 17.9

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 36,161
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 11.3

All firearm deaths

  • Number of deaths: 36,252
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 11.3

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, table 11 [PDF – 4.4 MB]

Mortality: Drug overdose/drug poisoning deaths

  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 19.7 (2016)
  • Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 population: 13.1 (2016)
  • Drug overdose deaths involving heroin per 100,000 population: 4.8 (2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 27 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

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