Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
64.7 deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *
43.2 per 100,000 *
48.0 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by unintentional injuries in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce unintentional injury deaths
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Unintentional injuries from things like falls, drug overdoses, and motor vehicle crashes are a major cause of death in the United States. There are many effective interventions to reduce unintentional injuries, including interventions tailored to groups at high risk for certain types of injuries.
Topic: Injury Prevention
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup