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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 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.

Unintentional Injury Death Rates, Utah and U.S., 1981-2010 and U.S. 1981-2009

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Data Notes

ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929; ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention.   Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

Other Views


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 10/27/2010, Published on 08/27/2012
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:22 MST