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Indicator Report - Unintentional Injury Deaths

Why Is This Important?

In Utah, unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death and disability. They account for approximately 1,051 deaths and 9,678 hospitalizations each year. In addition, thousands of less severe injuries are being treated in doctor's offices, clinics, emergency departments, homes, schools, work sites, etc.

In 2013, the top five leading causes of unintentional injury death for all ages in Utah were poisoning, falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, suffocation, and drowning.

Most injuries can be prevented by choosing safe behaviors, using safety equipment, and obeying safety laws. High-priority prevention areas include: fall-related injury, motor vehicle crash injury, pedestrian injury, and bicycle injury.

Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Race, Utah, 2011-2013

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Data Notes

ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention.

Note that American Indian/AK Native category has significantly higher rate of unintentional injury death than that of any other category.

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2013.

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Definition

Unintentional deaths due to all causes per 100,000 population. ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929; ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of unintentional injury deaths. (ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929; ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86)
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population of Utah.

Page Content Updated On 12/10/2014, Published on 12/10/2014
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Content updated: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:32:49 MST