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.
Data NotesICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929; ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention.
Rates age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.
Data SourcesUtah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2013. National 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 01/22/2015, Published on 01/23/2015