Status: Getting worse

  
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Getting worse

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

Target:
43.2 per 100,000 *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
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

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

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.