U.S. Accidental Deaths Increasing

FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES

Today, the CDC warned that the leading cause for death in the first decade of life is increasing.

During the study period, 625328 Americans died from unintentional injuries.

Traffic accidents, poisoning (mainly drug related), falls and suffocation are the top three causes of unintentional injuries deaths.

Unintentional injury death rates were more than twice that of women (50.8 deaths per 100,000 for men and 23.1 for women).

Based on death certificates, the death statistics show no change in traffic fatalities. According to the CDC, poisoning deaths could be on the rise, citing research.

Accidental Deaths Among States

According to the CDC, New Mexico has the highest unintentional injury death rate in the country, while Massachusetts has the lowest.

Below is a list of the unintentional deaths per 100 people in each state and Washington, D.C. from 1999 to 2004. The same annual average earned the same rank.

New Mexico: 60.9

Alaska: 58.6

Mississippi: 58.1

Montana and Wyoming: 53.1

Alabama and Kentucky: 49.7

Tennessee: 49.3

South Carolina: 48.9

West Virginia: 48.7

Oklahoma: 48.1

Louisiana: 47.8

Arkansas: 47.4

Arizona: 47.2

South Dakota: 46.2

North Carolina and Idaho: 44.7

Missouri: 44.3

Georgia: 42.5

Colorado: 41.7

Florida and Nevada: 40.7

Kansas: 39.8

Texas: 39.1

Wisconsin: 38.7

Nebraska: 37.6

Oregon: 37

Vermont: 36.9

North Dakota: 36.6

Indiana and Pennsylvania: 36.2

Delaware: 35.9

Washington: 35.8

Minnesota and Washington, D.C.

Maine: 35.5

Virginia: 35.3

Iowa and Utah: 33.8

Ohio: 33.2

Michigan: 32.8

Illinois: 32.7

Connecticut: 31.4

New Hampshire: 29.6

Hawaii: 29.1

California: 28.5

New Jersey 27.2

Maryland: 25.4

Rhode Island: 24.7

New York: 23.8

Massachusetts: 20.4

The federal government set a goal to have no more than 17.5 accidental injury deaths per 100,000 people by 2010.

This is far lower than the 2004 national rate of 37.7 deaths from unintentional injuries per 100,000 people.

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Updated 01/24/22