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Complete Health Indicator Report of Unintentional Injury Deaths

Definition

Unintentional deaths due to all causes per 100,000 population. ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86.

Numerator

Number of unintentional injury deaths. (ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86)

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population of Utah.

Why Is This Important?

In Utah, unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death and disability. They accounted for 1,284 deaths in 2018. In addition, thousands of other injuries are being treated in hospitals, doctor's offices, clinics, emergency departments, homes, schools, and work sites. In 2018, the leading causes of unintentional injury death for all ages in Utah were poisoning, falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, suffocation, and drowning/submersion. Most injuries can be prevented by choosing safe behaviors, using safety equipment, and obeying safety laws. High-priority prevention areas include: poisoning, fall-related injury, motor vehicle crash injury, pedestrian injury, and bicycle injury.

Healthy People Objective IVP-11:

Reduce unintentional injury deaths
U.S. Target: 36.4 deaths per 100,000 population
State Target: 29.4 deaths per 100,000 population

Other Objectives

Utah's 42 Community Health Indicators

How Are We Doing?

The Utah annual age-adjusted rate of unintentional injury deaths has slightly increased from year to year since 2006 when the rate was 30.1 per 100,000 population. In 2018, the rate was 45.1 per 100,000 population. The 2018 unintentional injury death rate increased 2% from the 2017 rate of 44.3 per 100,000 population. Twenty years ago in 1999 the leading causes of unintentional injury death were motor vehicle traffic deaths and fall deaths. Motor vehicle traffic death rates have declined over the last 20 years while fall death rates have increased. Unintentional poisoning death rates have skyrocketed to be the leading cause of unintentional injury death in Utah.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The U.S. unintentional injury death rate has been higher than the Utah rate since 2016. In 2017 the age-adjusted rate for the U.S. was 49.3 per 100,000 and the Utah rate was 44.3.

What Is Being Done?

The Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is working with several agencies, such as the Utah Department of Public Safety, Primary Children's Medical Center, and the 13 local health departments to further reduce unintentional injury deaths. 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.

Available Services

Utah Department of Health, Violence and Injury Prevention Program[[br]] 801-538-6141[[br]] [http://health.utah.gov/vipp/] Utah Poison Control Center[[br]] 801-581-7504 (for general information)[[br]] 1-800-222-1222 (emergency hotline) Use Only As Directed[[br]] [http://useonlyasdirected.org/] Utah Fire Marshal[[br]] 801-284-6350[[br]] [http://firemarshal.utah.gov/] Utah SAFE KIDS Coalition[[br]] 801-538-6852[[br]] [https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-utah] Primary Children's Medical Center[[br]] 801-588-2000 Utah Office of Highway Safety[[br]] 801-293-2480[[br]] [https://highwaysafety.utah.gov/] Utah Safety Council[[br]] 801-262-5400[[br]] [http://www.utahsafetycouncil.org] Intermountain Injury Control Research Center[[br]] 801-581-6410[[br]] [http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/critical_care/research/iicrc.php] Utah AAA[[br]] 801-364-5615[[br]] [[br]] [[br]] '''NATIONAL WEB SITES:''' National Center for Injury Prevention and Control[[br]] [http://www.cdc.gov/injury/] National Highway Transportation Safety Administration[[br]] [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/] National SAFE KIDS Campaign[[br]] [http://www.safekids.org/] Children's Safety Network[[br]] [http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/] U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission[[br]] [http://www.cpsc.gov/]

Health Program Information

The VIPP collaborates with the Utah Office of Highway Safety, Zero Fatalities campaign, and local health departments to conduct educational campaigns which target 16- to 19-year-old drivers, young pedestrians, law enforcement, etc. as funding allows. The Utah SAFE KIDS Coalition works to prevent unintentional injuries among children through raising community awareness, influencing policies, promoting safety, and establishing private/public partnerships. Inspections and instructions on the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and bicycle helmets are offered routinely to the public with car seat checkpoints and helmet education and distribution statewide. The Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is a trusted and comprehensive resource for data related to violence and injury. Through education, this information helps promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health. The VIPP goals are to a) focus prevention efforts on reducing intentional and unintentional injury, b) conduct education aimed at increasing awareness and changing behaviors that contribute to the occurrence of injury, c) strengthen local health department capacity to conduct local injury prevention programs, d) promote legislation, policy changes, and enforcement that will reduce injury hazards and increase safe behaviors, e) collaborate with private and public partners, and f) improve the Utah Department of Health capacity to collect mortality and morbidity data from multiple sources and conduct injury epidemiology for use in prevention planning, implementation, and evaluation.


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Utah males are significantly more likely to experience an unintentional injury death compared to females (57.8 per 100,000 males vs. 32.4 per 100,000 females, 2018, age-adjusted rates).

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Unintentional Injury Death Leading Causes, Utah, 1999-2018

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Twenty years ago in 1999 the leading causes of unintentional injury death were motor vehicle traffic deaths and fall deaths. Motor vehicle traffic death rates have declined over the last 20 years while fall death rates have increased. Unintentional poisoning death rates have skyrocketed to be the leading cause of unintentional injury death in Utah.
Leading Causes of Injury DeathYearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population
Record Count: 100
Motor Vehicle, Traffic199915.1
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200014.9
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200112.6
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200213.4
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200312.4
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200413.2
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200512.5
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200612.3
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200710.8
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200810.6
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20099.0
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20109.0
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20119.0
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20127.6
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20137.2
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20148.7
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20158.7
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20168.9
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20179.5
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20187.8
Poisoning19991.5
Poisoning20002.0
Poisoning20012.1
Poisoning20023.6
Poisoning20032.8
Poisoning20043.4
Poisoning20054.1
Poisoning20063.5
Poisoning20076.2
Poisoning20088.2
Poisoning200910.2
Poisoning201010.5
Poisoning201112.6
Poisoning201214.4
Poisoning201314.4
Poisoning201416.3
Poisoning201516.4
Poisoning201617.1
Poisoning201717.4
Poisoning201818.2
Suffocation19991.1
Suffocation20001.8
Suffocation20011.9
Suffocation20022.8
Suffocation20032.6
Suffocation20041.6
Suffocation20051.8
Suffocation20061.7
Suffocation20072.0
Suffocation20082.1
Suffocation20091.8
Suffocation20102.0
Suffocation20112.5
Suffocation20122.0
Suffocation20132.5
Suffocation20141.8
Suffocation20152.3
Suffocation20162.4
Suffocation20171.6
Suffocation20182.1
Fall19994.2
Fall20005.0
Fall20015.8
Fall20026.9
Fall20036.2
Fall20046.4
Fall20056.3
Fall20065.0
Fall20076.6
Fall20087.3
Fall20098.4
Fall20108.6
Fall20119.2
Fall20129.7
Fall201310.3
Fall20149.1
Fall20158.4
Fall20168.4
Fall20179.1
Fall201810.2
Drowning/Submersion19991.0
Drowning/Submersion20001.3
Drowning/Submersion20011.1
Drowning/Submersion20020.7
Drowning/Submersion20030.7
Drowning/Submersion20041.0
Drowning/Submersion20051.0
Drowning/Submersion20060.9
Drowning/Submersion20070.6
Drowning/Submersion20080.7
Drowning/Submersion20090.8
Drowning/Submersion20101.1
Drowning/Submersion20111.2
Drowning/Submersion20120.8
Drowning/Submersion20131.0
Drowning/Submersion20141.3
Drowning/Submersion20150.7
Drowning/Submersion20161.0
Drowning/Submersion20170.7
Drowning/Submersion20181.2

Data Notes

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
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018


Unintentional Injury Death Rates, Utah and U.S., 1999-2018

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The U.S. unintentional injury death rate has been higher than the Utah rate since 2016. In 2017 the age-adjusted rate for the U.S. was 49.3 per 100,000 and the Utah rate was 44.3.
Utah vs. U.S.YearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 39
Utah199932.730.135.4
Utah200034.031.436.8
Utah200131.929.434.6
Utah200235.132.437.9
Utah200333.831.236.5
Utah200432.930.435.5
Utah200533.330.835.9
Utah200630.127.832.5
Utah200733.831.436.4
Utah200836.033.538.6
Utah200937.034.539.6
Utah201039.336.842.0
Utah201142.239.644.9
Utah201242.840.245.5
Utah201342.339.745.0
Utah201445.042.447.8
Utah201544.241.646.8
Utah201643.140.645.6
Utah201744.341.846.9
Utah201845.142.647.7
U.S.199935.3
U.S.200034.8
U.S.200135.7
U.S.200237.1
U.S.200337.5
U.S.200438.0
U.S.200539.4
U.S.200640.1
U.S.200740.3
U.S.200839.2
U.S.200937.4
U.S.201037.9
U.S.201139.0
U.S.201238.9
U.S.201339.2
U.S.201440.4
U.S.201543.1
U.S.201647.2
U.S.201749.3

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention. Rates 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: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Local Health District, Utah, 2014-2018

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The leading health districts for unintentional injury death rates were San Juan, Southeast, and TriCounty.
Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 14
Bear River46.541.651.8
Central58.150.566.4
Davis County37.334.240.6
Salt Lake County44.742.846.6
San Juan86.765.8112.2
Southeast77.165.090.7
Southwest46.742.651.0
Summit42.732.754.6
Tooele54.546.064.3
TriCounty60.351.070.8
Utah County38.535.841.3
Wasatch52.039.567.3
Weber-Morgan47.043.251.0
State of Utah44.443.245.5

Data Notes

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
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2018


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Utah Small Area, 2010-2018

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The Utah Small Areas with the highest age-adjusted unintentional injury death rate per population were San Juan (Other), Salt Lake City (Downtown) V2, Emery County, Carbon County, and Duchesne County. The Utah Small Areas with the lowest age-adjusted unintentional injury death rate per population were Saratoga Springs, Salt Lake City (Foothill/East Bench), Daybreak, and Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley.
Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 100
Brigham City62.751.575.7
Box Elder Co (Other) V259.443.479.2
Tremonton57.443.973.8
Logan V240.233.348.1
North Logan40.429.953.3
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V245.735.957.4
Hyrum52.832.481.4
Smithfield44.130.861.4
Ben Lomond50.944.358.2
Weber County (East)38.831.547.3
Morgan County40.427.357.7
Ogden (Downtown)75.465.286.8
South Ogden46.438.954.9
Roy/Hooper40.433.648.0
Riverdale52.242.763.2
Clearfield Area/Hooper49.542.257.8
Layton/South Weber43.838.050.1
Kaysville/Fruit Heights34.727.343.5
Syracuse40.828.856.2
Centerville32.323.143.8
Farmington37.727.949.8
North Salt Lake37.826.851.7
Woods Cross/West Bountiful34.221.352.0
Bountiful43.036.850.0
SLC (Rose Park)59.850.170.8
SLC (Avenues)31.824.240.9
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)25.218.533.5
Magna58.446.672.2
SLC (Glendale) V266.053.780.2
West Valley (Center)49.241.657.7
West Valley (West) V255.541.772.4
West Valley (East) V255.847.864.6
SLC (Downtown) V296.684.9109.4
SLC (Southeast Liberty)45.635.457.8
South Salt Lake68.156.681.2
SLC (Sugar House)45.638.054.2
Millcreek (South)40.131.750.0
Millcreek (East)30.123.438.2
Holladay V242.134.151.5
Cottonwood36.730.843.5
Kearns V264.153.975.6
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)61.852.672.2
Taylorsville (West)42.934.452.8
Murray56.447.966.0
Midvale50.141.260.3
West Jordan (Northeast) V258.147.470.6
West Jordan (Southeast)50.841.261.9
West Jordan (W)/Copperton37.626.651.8
South Jordan V238.631.946.2
Daybreak27.212.152.3
Sandy (West)56.046.167.4
Sandy (Center) V248.839.559.5
Sandy (Northeast)43.834.355.2
Sandy (Southeast)31.824.241.0
Draper42.233.053.3
Riverton/Bluffdale42.433.652.7
Herriman34.423.548.7
Tooele County (Other)56.442.473.6
Tooele Valley60.551.870.2
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley29.014.551.7
Lehi44.336.153.7
Saratoga Springs23.311.143.0
American Fork45.537.854.3
Alpine33.020.550.2
Pleasant Grove/Lindon41.034.148.8
Orem (North)50.841.961.2
Orem (West)40.732.051.0
Orem (East)30.722.540.8
Provo/BYU33.726.941.7
Provo (West City Center)47.737.460.0
Provo (East City Center)54.639.573.7
Salem City48.431.671.0
Spanish Fork50.641.461.2
Springville47.238.057.8
Mapleton40.425.161.6
Utah County (South) V257.840.180.7
Payson54.843.468.4
Park City43.130.559.2
Summit County (East)68.250.690.0
Wasatch County51.241.163.1
Daggett and Uintah County60.851.571.2
Duchesne County84.669.8101.6
Nephi/Mona71.151.396.1
Delta/Fillmore61.345.481.0
Sanpete Valley66.653.781.7
Central (Other)79.866.195.6
Richfield/Monroe/Salina58.045.572.9
Carbon County90.575.9107.0
Emery County93.372.9117.6
Grand County72.554.095.1
Blanding/Monticello57.539.980.3
San Juan County (Other)105.678.1139.8
St. George49.143.854.9
Washington Co (Other) V262.846.183.5
Washington City41.832.153.6
Hurricane/La Verkin40.931.751.9
Ivins/Santa Clara37.827.051.5
Cedar City51.843.561.3
Southwest LHD (Other)66.354.979.4
State of Utah48.747.749.7

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention. Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population. A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html].

Data Sources

  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population estimates produced by the UDOH Center for Health Data and Informatics. Linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2018


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Race, Utah, 2016-2018

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"American Indian/Native Alaskan" had a significantly higher age-adjusted rate of unintentional injury death per population. "Asian" had a significantly lower age-adjusted rate of unintentional injury death per population.
RaceAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Native Alaskan72.858.789.3
Asian19.213.426.7
Black41.428.258.6
Pacific Islander28.316.744.9
White41.940.543.3
All Races42.140.843.5

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention. Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population, using the three age-adjustment groups.

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 2018


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Ethnicity, Utah, 2016-2018

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Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 2
Hispanic37.833.442.53731,307,554
Non-Hispanic44.843.246.43,3297,999,282

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention. Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population, using 10 age-adjustment groups.

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 2018

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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