Status: Baseline only


Reduce unintentional injury deaths

Baseline: 48.0 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by unintentional injuries in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 43.2 deaths per 100,000 population

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement


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.