Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
89.0 deaths per 100,000 population (2021)
63.1 per 100,000
70.1 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by injuries in 2018
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce fatal injuries
In the United States, injury is the leading cause of death for children and adults between ages 1 and 45 years. Various federal resources can help communities prevent different types of injuries, like traumatic brain injuries and injuries from falls or motor vehicle crashes.
Topic: Injury Prevention
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup