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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 1,462 deaths in 2020. In addition, thousands of other injuries are being treated in hospitals, doctor's offices, clinics, emergency departments, homes, schools, and work sites. In 2020, the leading causes of unintentional injury death for all ages in Utah were poisoning, falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, drowning/submersion, and suffocation. 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, suffocation, pedestrian injury, and drowning/submersion.

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 been on a slow upward trajectory since 2006 when the rate was 30.1 per 100,000 population. In 2020, the rate was 49.4 per 100,000 population. The 2020 unintentional injury death rate increased 17% in the last 10 years from the 2011 rate of 42.1 per 100,000 population. Twenty years ago in 2001 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 2019 (the most recent US data) the age-adjusted rate for the U.S. was 49.2 per 100,000 and the Utah rate was 45.3.

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 poisonings, motor vehicle crash 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 Highway Safety Office, 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.


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Utah males are significantly more likely to experience an unintentional injury death compared to females (59.6 per 100,000 males vs. 31.4 per 100,000 females, 2019, age-adjusted rates).

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Unintentional Injury Death Leading Causes, Utah, 2001-2020

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Twenty years ago 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, Traffic200112.6
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200213.5
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200312.5
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, Traffic20118.9
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
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20197.6
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20209.5
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
Poisoning201916.4
Poisoning202017.9
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
Suffocation20162.3
Suffocation20171.6
Suffocation20182.1
Suffocation20191.7
Suffocation20201.5
Fall20015.8
Fall20026.8
Fall20036.2
Fall20046.4
Fall20056.3
Fall20065.0
Fall20076.6
Fall20087.3
Fall20098.4
Fall20108.6
Fall20119.1
Fall20129.7
Fall201310.2
Fall20149.1
Fall20158.4
Fall20168.4
Fall20179.1
Fall201810.3
Fall201913.2
Fall202013.6
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
Drowning/Submersion20191.1
Drowning/Submersion20201.4

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., 2000-2019

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The U.S. unintentional injury death rate has been higher than the Utah rate since 2016. In 2019 (the most recent US data) the age-adjusted rate for the U.S. was 49.2 per 100,000 and the Utah rate was 45.3.
Utah vs. U.S.YearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 41
Utah200034.131.436.9
Utah200131.929.434.6
Utah200235.132.537.9
Utah200333.831.336.6
Utah200432.930.435.5
Utah200533.430.936.0
Utah200630.127.832.6
Utah200733.831.436.4
Utah200836.033.538.6
Utah200937.034.539.6
Utah201039.336.841.9
Utah201142.139.544.8
Utah201242.840.245.5
Utah201342.239.744.9
Utah201445.042.447.7
Utah201544.141.646.8
Utah201643.040.645.6
Utah201744.341.846.8
Utah201845.342.847.8
Utah201945.342.847.8
Utah202049.446.852.0
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.201339.3
U.S.201440.4
U.S.201543.2
U.S.201647.3
U.S.201749.4
U.S.201848.0
U.S.201949.2

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, 2016-2020

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The leading health districts for unintentional injury death rates were San Juan, Southeast, and Central.
Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 14
Bear River46.842.052.0
Central65.257.473.8
Davis County37.534.440.8
Salt Lake County47.345.449.2
San Juan90.669.5116.1
Southeast77.765.791.2
Southwest43.740.047.7
Summit36.627.947.1
Tooele49.541.758.4
TriCounty60.251.170.6
Utah County40.037.442.8
Wasatch47.836.561.5
Weber-Morgan49.645.753.7
State of Utah45.544.446.7

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, 2011-2020

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Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 100
Brigham City59.850.270.8
Box Elder Co (Other) V253.039.669.4
Tremonton48.537.561.8
Logan V237.031.243.7
North Logan34.526.045.0
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V242.934.253.1
Hyrum41.025.163.1
Smithfield40.629.155.1
Ben Lomond47.641.953.8
Weber County (East)36.930.644.1
Morgan County37.626.252.4
Ogden (Downtown)71.362.481.0
South Ogden45.839.053.3
Roy/Hooper36.030.442.4
Riverdale49.140.958.5
Clearfield Area/Hooper45.639.352.6
Layton/South Weber40.235.345.5
Kaysville/Fruit Heights32.526.240.0
Syracuse36.526.449.0
Centerville28.220.637.6
Farmington32.924.742.9
North Salt Lake34.024.845.7
Woods Cross/West Bountiful40.327.656.8
Bountiful39.033.744.8
SLC (Rose Park)58.449.868.0
SLC (Avenues)29.422.937.2
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)22.316.629.3
Magna58.548.070.5
SLC (Glendale) V260.950.572.9
West Valley (Center)45.639.152.9
West Valley (West) V246.735.759.9
West Valley (East) V254.047.061.7
SLC (Downtown) V288.578.599.4
SLC (Southeast Liberty)45.836.656.6
South Salt Lake58.449.168.9
SLC (Sugar House)44.738.052.3
Millcreek (South)37.830.546.4
Millcreek (East)28.722.835.7
Holladay V238.231.346.3
Cottonwood32.227.337.9
Kearns V256.347.965.9
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)54.646.963.2
Taylorsville (West)41.634.449.9
Murray50.042.858.0
Midvale48.040.256.7
West Jordan (Northeast) V249.841.060.0
West Jordan (Southeast)47.138.956.4
West Jordan (W)/Copperton31.823.142.6
South Jordan V235.830.042.3
Daybreak32.018.451.8
Sandy (West)53.544.963.2
Sandy (Center) V240.432.949.1
Sandy (Northeast)41.733.451.4
Sandy (Southeast)28.622.136.3
Draper39.131.248.3
Riverton/Bluffdale38.931.647.4
Herriman35.425.747.6
Tooele County (Other)48.437.062.2
Tooele Valley53.746.561.7
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley30.717.749.7
Lehi43.536.351.8
Saratoga Springs21.011.136.2
American Fork40.634.148.1
Alpine30.519.645.1
Pleasant Grove/Lindon35.529.841.9
Orem (North)48.440.457.4
Orem (West)35.328.343.6
Orem (East)30.223.138.8
Provo/BYU29.924.236.6
Provo (West City Center)47.138.157.6
Provo (East City Center)44.732.560.0
Salem City47.933.166.9
Spanish Fork44.937.253.7
Springville42.835.051.9
Mapleton40.627.258.4
Utah County (South) V257.842.377.0
Payson52.642.564.3
Park City39.829.352.8
Summit County (East)56.542.273.9
Wasatch County45.437.055.1
Daggett and Uintah County57.949.867.0
Duchesne County80.867.895.7
Nephi/Mona61.144.981.3
Delta/Fillmore63.448.581.5
Sanpete Valley58.447.670.9
Central (Other)70.759.583.5
Richfield/Monroe/Salina49.539.062.0
Carbon County77.665.591.2
Emery County86.068.2107.1
Grand County68.452.587.7
Blanding/Monticello49.735.068.6
San Juan County (Other)94.071.0122.0
St. George44.640.149.4
Washington Co (Other) V247.935.263.6
Washington City40.432.250.1
Hurricane/La Verkin37.229.546.3
Ivins/Santa Clara37.427.849.1
Cedar City44.537.752.1
Southwest LHD (Other)60.851.371.7
State of Utah45.244.446.0

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, 2016-2020

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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 Alaskan73.862.686.6
Asian18.514.023.9
Black51.339.765.2
Pacific Islander37.326.750.6
White43.142.044.2
All Races43.342.244.4

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, 2016-2020

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"Non-Hispanic" had significantly higher unintentional injury death rate.
Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 2
Hispanic32.829.935.8
Non-Hispanic43.942.845.1

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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