About the National Data


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

Number of deaths caused by unintentional injury (ICD-10 codes: V01–X59, Y85–Y86).
Number of persons.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the overall trend was moving away from the desired direction. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because of the preventable nature of injuries along with the wide-ranging list of evidence-based prevention interventions that exist.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.