Status: Getting worse

  
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Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
71.2 deaths per 100,000 population (2019) *

Target:
63.1 per 100,000 *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
70.1 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by injuries in 2018  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce fatal injuries

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

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.