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 825 deaths and 9,400 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 2009, the top five leading causes of unintentional injury death for all ages in Utah were poisoning, motor vehicle crashes, falls, suffocation, and drowning.
Most injuries can be prevented by choosing safe behaviors, using safety equipment, and obeying safety laws. High-priority prevention areas include: motor vehicle crash injury, pedestrian injury, bicycle injury, and fall-related injury.
Data NotesICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929; 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 the White category.
Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.
Data SourcesNational Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).
DefinitionUnintentional 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
Page Content Updated On 10/27/2010, Published on 08/27/2012