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Complete Health Indicator Report of Unintentional Injury Deaths

Definition

Unintentional deaths due to all causes per 100,000 population. ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929; ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86.

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.

Why Is This Important?

In Utah, unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death and disability. They account for approximately 1,238 deaths and 9,715 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 2017, the top five leading causes of unintentional injury death for all ages in Utah were poisoning, motor vehicle traffic crashes, falls, 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 2007 when the rate was 33.8 per 100,000 population. In 2017, the rate was 44.2 per 100,000 population. While several leading causes, such as motor vehicle crash deaths, have generally been decreasing, the rate of poisoning deaths has remained higher than other causes since 2011. Among local health districts in Utah, unintentional injury death rates for 2015-2017 were highest in the San Juan (83.2), Southeast Utah (74.4), and Central (60.1) Local Health Districts. Davis County (36.9) and Utah County (38.9) Local Health Districts had the lowest rates. Among Utah Small Areas, Emery County (90.0) and San Juan (Other) (87.0) had the highest rates of unintentional injury deaths per 100,000 population during 2013-2017, respectively. Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley and Saratoga Springs had the lowest rates at 24.3 and 24.7 per 100,000 population, respectively. Based on 2015-2017 data, Native Americans/Alaska Natives had significantly higher rates (61.2 per 100,000 population) of unintentional injury deaths than White Utahns (41.8), while Hispanics (33.4 per 100,000 population) had significantly lower rates compared to those of non-Hispanics (42.6).

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The Utah unintentional injury death rate increased significantly in 2011 (42.1 per 100,000 population) and again in 2014 (45.0 per 100,000 population), but has since remained steady. While the Utah rate was significantly lower than the national rate from 2003 to 2008, the Utah rate has been similar to the national rate since 2010. Between 2011 and 2017 the state rate remained similar to the national rate until 2016 when the U.S. rate significantly increased.

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 Utah's 13 local health departments to promote the use of safety belts, child safety seats, booster seats, and helmets in an effort 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

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. 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 (59.0 per 100,000 males vs. 30.0 per 100,000 females). Rates among Utah Small Areas ranged from 86.6 per 100,000 in Emery County to 17.2 per 100,000 in Daybreak (2015-2017).

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Unintentional Injury Death Leading Causes, Utah, 1999-2017

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Leading Causes of Injury DeathYearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 57
Motor Vehicle, Traffic199915.113.416.93152,193,006
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200014.913.316.73162,244,502
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200112.611.114.32792,283,715
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200213.411.915.13012,324,815
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200312.411.014.12802,360,137
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200413.211.714.82982,401,580
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200512.511.014.02922,457,719
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200612.310.913.92962,525,507
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200710.89.512.22692,597,746
Motor Vehicle, Traffic200810.69.312.02682,663,029
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20099.07.810.32272,723,421
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20109.07.810.32322,775,260
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20119.07.810.22432,815,430
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20127.66.68.82052,854,222
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20137.26.28.31922,899,961
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20148.77.69.92342,938,671
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20158.77.69.82472,984,917
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20168.97.810.02573,044,321
Motor Vehicle, Traffic20179.58.410.72803,101,833
Poisoning19991.51.02.2292,193,006
Poisoning20002.01.42.8392,244,502
Poisoning20012.11.52.8402,283,715
Poisoning20023.62.84.5722,324,815
Poisoning20032.82.23.6642,360,137
Poisoning20043.42.74.3772,401,580
Poisoning20054.13.35.0942,457,719
Poisoning20063.52.74.4802,525,507
Poisoning20076.25.27.31472,597,746
Poisoning20088.27.19.42032,663,029
Poisoning200910.29.011.62562,723,421
Poisoning201010.59.311.92712,775,260
Poisoning201112.611.314.13262,815,430
Poisoning201214.413.016.03752,854,222
Poisoning201314.413.015.93872,899,961
Poisoning201416.314.817.94352,938,671
Poisoning201516.414.918.04532,984,917
Poisoning201617.115.618.74913,044,321
Poisoning201717.415.919.05083,101,833
Fall19994.23.25.4662,193,006
Fall20005.03.96.2822,244,502
Fall20015.84.67.1932,283,715
Fall20026.95.68.31122,324,815
Fall20036.25.17.51042,360,137
Fall20046.45.37.81112,401,580
Fall20056.35.27.61142,457,719
Fall20065.04.06.1942,525,507
Fall20076.65.47.81232,597,746
Fall20087.36.18.61432,663,029
Fall20098.47.29.81702,723,421
Fall20108.67.410.01792,775,260
Fall20119.17.910.61902,815,430
Fall20129.78.511.22102,854,222
Fall201310.39.011.72312,899,961
Fall20149.17.910.52062,938,671
Fall20158.47.39.71972,984,917
Fall20168.47.29.62053,044,321
Fall20179.07.910.32243,101,833

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 2017


Unintentional Injury Death Rates, Utah and U.S., 1999-2017

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Utah vs. U.S.YearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 37
Utah199932.730.135.46302,193,006
Utah200034.031.436.86642,244,502
Utah200131.929.434.66312,283,715
Utah200235.132.437.96982,324,815
Utah200333.831.236.56822,360,137
Utah200432.930.435.56872,401,580
Utah200533.330.835.97152,457,719
Utah200630.127.832.56782,525,507
Utah200733.831.436.47692,597,746
Utah200836.033.538.68342,663,029
Utah200937.034.539.68712,723,421
Utah201039.336.842.09452,775,260
Utah201142.139.644.91,0342,815,430
Utah201242.840.245.51,0512,854,222
Utah201342.339.744.91,0682,899,961
Utah201445.042.447.81,1372,938,671
Utah201544.141.646.81,1722,984,917
Utah201643.040.545.61,1873,044,321
Utah201744.241.746.81,2383,101,833
U.S.199935.397,860279,040,238
U.S.200034.897,900282,171,936
U.S.200135.7101,537284,968,955
U.S.200237.1106,742287,625,193
U.S.200337.5109,277290,107,933
U.S.200438.0112,012292,805,298
U.S.200539.4117,809295,516,599
U.S.200640.1121,599298,379,912
U.S.200740.3123,706301,231,207
U.S.200839.2121,902304,093,966
U.S.200937.4118,021306,771,529
U.S.201037.9120,859308,747,508
U.S.201139.0126,438311,663,358
U.S.201238.9127,792313,998,379
U.S.201339.2130,557316,204,908
U.S.201440.4135,928318,563,456
U.S.201543.2146,571320,896,618
U.S.201647.3161,374323,127,513

Data Notes

ICD-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 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 2017
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Utah Small Area, 2013-2017

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Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 100
Brigham City60.847.277.269122,618
Box Elder Co (Other) V247.730.271.62456,274
Tremonton54.037.675.13682,009
Logan V241.732.952.185276,249
North Logan35.723.951.432113,231
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V250.237.266.352115,722
Hyrum48.025.282.81542,967
Smithfield51.333.176.02664,973
Ben Lomond46.238.355.2125299,942
Weber County (East)34.926.245.656174,484
Morgan County44.027.367.22255,054
Ogden (Downtown)68.956.683.0118190,018
South Ogden38.129.748.274185,884
Roy/Hooper36.028.045.473234,089
Riverdale49.838.263.865136,086
Clearfield Area/Hooper43.034.652.9108352,930
Layton/South Weber38.331.745.8129401,661
Kaysville/Fruit Heights38.128.550.055185,962
Syracuse37.223.156.731136,124
Centerville29.818.944.62484,214
Farmington33.121.748.329107,526
North Salt Lake42.527.862.13194,023
Woods Cross/West Bountiful35.019.258.61875,810
Bountiful42.134.351.1112236,801
SLC (Rose Park)49.038.361.777178,959
SLC (Avenues)32.122.744.141114,920
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)25.717.436.534109,899
Magna62.046.780.965139,185
SLC (Glendale) V254.240.671.057127,728
West Valley (Center)40.832.750.594260,403
West Valley (West) V266.847.291.863155,071
West Valley (East) V255.545.467.1120263,554
SLC (Downtown) V279.066.093.8145190,369
SLC (Southeast Liberty)38.026.852.442115,215
South Salt Lake54.442.269.270134,992
SLC (Sugar House)43.734.554.784169,135
Millcreek (South)35.325.547.548112,535
Millcreek (East)27.119.237.243122,897
Holladay V235.025.646.856125,418
Cottonwood34.227.042.782213,649
Kearns V257.044.771.688203,787
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)53.442.766.090187,951
Taylorsville (West)40.831.152.568199,746
Murray50.340.262.191171,011
Midvale43.533.355.964153,760
West Jordan (Northeast) V251.438.966.765157,172
West Jordan (Southeast)46.034.759.967189,465
West Jordan (W)/Copperton36.822.956.047233,306
South Jordan V228.721.837.262262,514
Daybreak17.27.035.2*852,414
Sandy (West)50.238.664.365134,836
Sandy (Center) V245.734.559.459146,384
Sandy (Northeast)45.933.860.950121,402
Sandy (Southeast)34.024.046.841151,347
Draper39.928.454.553220,829
Riverton/Bluffdale40.129.453.457201,447
Herriman33.520.152.337211,735
Tooele County (Other)48.633.468.53475,337
Tooele Valley60.649.673.2116241,506
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley24.310.049.520142,451
Lehi44.034.155.987313,561
Saratoga Springs24.711.047.514118,175
American Fork41.832.652.975234,330
Alpine28.014.149.71253,428
Pleasant Grove/Lindon35.827.845.376287,687
Orem (North)49.738.762.778191,173
Orem (West)39.828.953.448169,186
Orem (East)28.819.042.028113,331
Provo/BYU29.621.639.559263,214
Provo (West City Center)33.923.247.741165,906
Provo (East City Center)57.038.381.541172,361
Salem City41.322.369.81445,323
Spanish Fork43.532.956.464208,066
Springville40.629.953.851163,008
Mapleton30.014.454.9*1146,438
Utah County (South) V253.732.982.62564,870
Payson44.631.860.943129,803
Park City42.827.164.339143,651
Summit County (East)66.845.295.23255,034
Wasatch County46.134.360.755146,534
Daggett and Uintah County51.841.264.386187,111
Duchesne County74.056.994.467101,306
Nephi/Mona66.342.898.22645,493
Delta/Fillmore58.739.184.53049,299
Sanpete Valley54.239.672.248107,733
Central (Other)73.657.892.378107,396
Richfield/Monroe/Salina53.438.472.44377,135
Carbon County80.963.8101.182102,565
Emery County90.065.0121.44552,038
Grand County57.938.084.52847,735
Blanding/Monticello32.316.656.81241,090
San Juan County (Other)87.056.4128.32634,846
St. George44.538.151.7195419,399
Washington Co (Other) V251.432.777.02649,978
Washington City43.731.459.245113,446
Hurricane/La Verkin44.432.659.050122,656
Ivins/Santa Clara42.828.561.63072,373
Cedar City47.037.158.784218,016
Southwest LHD (Other)62.548.679.176117,866
State of Utah44.343.245.55,80214,969,540

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention. Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population. *Use caution in interpreting; the estimate has a coefficient of variation > 30% and is therefore deemed unreliable by Utah Department of Health standards. 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 2017


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Local Health District, Utah, 2015-2017

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Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 14
Bear River45.939.852.7209532,397
Central60.150.371.2138234,778
Davis County36.933.041.23291,023,800
Salt Lake County42.640.345.01,3293,361,400
San Juan83.257.4116.63545,923
Southeast74.459.491.991120,564
Southwest48.843.454.6327684,745
Summit42.129.658.044121,095
Tooele49.238.961.384194,696
TriCounty56.445.169.789173,443
Utah County38.935.542.65191,769,938
Wasatch50.435.270.03891,950
Weber-Morgan49.644.555.0361776,342
State of Utah43.842.345.23,5979,131,071

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 2017


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Race, Utah, 2015-2017

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Note that the American Indian/AK Native category has a significantly higher rate of unintentional injury death than that of any other category.
RaceAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
American Indian/Native Alaskan61.248.676.186139,968
Asian20.113.928.136226,977
Black34.422.550.536124,025
Pacific Islander19.610.633.21794,083
White41.840.343.23,3198,321,252

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 2017


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Ethnicity, Utah, 2015-2017

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Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 populationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 2
Hispanic33.429.537.83461,262,415
Non-Hispanic42.641.144.13,2427,868,656

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 2017

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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