August 03, 2006

Deaths from injury in USA 2002

The National Safety Council published a report showing the odds of dying by various types of injury in the USA in 2002. I have sorted it by the number of deaths for each type of injury and excluded the odds columns for ease of viewing. Note the deaths from being bitten or struck by a dog, almost at the bottom (18).

Source: National Safety Council http://www.nsc.org/lrs/statinfo/odds.htm

Data below is for 2002. NSC's current page shows data for 2003.


 Deaths   Description

164,112   Total Deaths by Injury

  17,108   Intentional Self-Harm - Intentional self-harm by firearm

  16,337   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Car occupant

  14,128   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Other land transport accidents

  11,829   Assault - Assault by firearm

   8,264   Unintentional Injuries - Narcotics and psychodysleptics [hallucinogens] n.e.c.

   7,889   Unintentional Falls - Other and unspecified fall

   7,596   Unintentional Injuries - Accidental exposure to other and unspecified factors and sequelae

   6,884   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified drugs, medicaments, and biologicals

   6,462   Intentional Self-Harm - Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation, and suffocation

   6,091   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Pedestrian

   5,486   Intentional Self-Harm - Intentional self-poisoning

   4,286   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of pick-up truck or van

   3,735   Assault - Other and unspecified means and sequelae

   3,610   Unintentional Falls - Other fall on same level

   3,336   Undetermined Intent - Poisoning

   3,215   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Motorcycle rider

   2,940   Unintentional Injuries - Inhalation and ingestion of other objects causing obstruction of respiratory tract

   2,843   Complications of medical and surgical care and sequelae

   2,599   Intentional Self-Harm - Other and unspecified means and sequelae

   2,533   Unintentional Injuries - Uncontrolled fire in building or structure

   2,074   Assault - Assault by sharp object

   1,598   Unintentional Falls - Fall on and from stairs and steps

   1,325   Unintentional Injuries - Drowning and submersion while in or falling into natural water

   1,134   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified drowning and submersion

   1,024   Unintentional Injuries - Antiepileptic, sedative-hypnotic, antiparkinsonism, and psychotropic drugs n.e.c.

     864   Unintentional Injuries - Struck by or striking against object

     819   Unintentional Injuries - Inhalation and ingestion of food causing obstruction of respiratory tract

     785   Unintentional Falls - Fall involving bed, chair, other furniture

     776   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of all-terrain or other off-road motor vehicle

     767   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Pedalcyclist

     766   Unintentional Falls - Other fall from one level to another

     762   Unintentional Injuries - Firearms discharge

     691   Unintentional Injuries - Gases and vapours

     657   Undetermined Intent - Other and unspecified means and sequelae

     653   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Air and space transport accidents

     652   Unintentional Injuries - Contact with machinery

     646   Unintentional Falls - Fall on same level from slipping, tripping, and stumbling

     646   Unintentional Injuries - Exposure to excessive natural cold

     636   Unintentional Injuries - Drowning and submersion while in or falling into swimming-pool

     618   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Unspecified transport accident

     557   Unintentional Falls - Fall from out of or through building or structure

     509   Unintentional Injuries - Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed

     507   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified threats to breathing

     456   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of heavy transport vehicle

     413   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Drowning,

     406   Unintentional Falls - Fall on and from ladder or scaffolding

     369   Unintentional Injuries - Inhalation of gastric contents

     355   Unintentional Injuries - Alcohol

     352   Unintentional Injuries - Drowning and submersion while in or falling into bath-tub

     350   Unintentional Injuries - Exposure to excessive natural heat

     322   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified electric current

     320   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified smoke fire and flames

     300   Legal Intervention - Firearm discharge

     297   Unintentional Injuries - Other accidental hanging and strangulation

     259   Undetermined Intent - Drowning and submersion

     243   Undetermined Intent - Firearm discharge

     222   Unintentional Injuries - Nonopioid analgesics, antipyretics, and antirheumatics

     204   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Other water transport accidents

     149   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of special agricultural vehicle

     137   Unintentional Injuries - Explosion of other materials

     133   Undetermined Intent - Hanging, strangulation, and suffocation

     128   Unintentional Injuries - Overexertion, travel and privation

     118   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Animal rider or occupant of animal-drawn vehicle

     115   Unintentional Injuries - Caught between objects

     110   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances

     109   Unintentional Injuries - Electric transmission lines

     105   Unintentional Injuries - Contact with sharp objects

     104   Unintentional Injuries - Ignition or melting of other clothing and apparel

     103   Undetermined Intent - Falling, jumping, or pushed from a high place

      99   Undetermined Intent - Exposure to smoke, fire, and flames

      75   Unintentional Injuries - Bitten or struck by other mammals,

      71   Unintentional Injuries - Ignition of highly flammable material

      67   Legal Intervention - Legal execution

      66   Unintentional Injuries - Lightning

      63   Unintentional Injuries - Cataclysmic storm

      62   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified heat and hot substances

      57   Unintentional Injuries - Threat to breathing due to cave-in, falling earth and other substances

      54   Unintentional Injuries - Contact with hornets, wasps and bees

      54   Unintentional Injuries - Exposure to other and unspecified forces of nature

      53   Unintentional Injuries - Uncontrolled fire not in building or structure

      43   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Bus occupant

      40   Unintentional Injuries - Contact with hot tap-water

      37   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified inanimate mechanical forces

      35   Unintentional Injuries - Controlled fire in building or structure

      32   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of special construction vehicle

      31   Unintentional Injuries - Earthquake and other earth movements

      30   Unintentional Injuries - Controlled fire not in building or structure

      28   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of railway train or railway vehicle

      27   Unintentional Injuries - Explosion and rupture of pressurized devices

      26   Unintentional Injuries - Struck by or against another person

      23   Unintentional Injuries - Foreign body entering through skin or natural orifice

      21   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of three-wheeled motor vehicle

      20   Operations of war and sequelae

      19   Unintentional Injuries - Confined to or trapped in a low-oxygen environment

      18   Unintentional Injuries - Bitten or struck by dog

      17   Legal Intervention - Other and unspecified means and sequelae

      15   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of special industrial vehicle

      13   Unintentional Injuries - Bitten or stung by nonvenomous insect and other arthropods

      13   Unintentional Injuries - High and low air pressure and changes in air pressure

      13   Unintentional Injuries - Ignition or melting of nightwear

      12   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified animate mechanical forces

      12   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Other specified transport accidents

      10   Unintentional Injuries - Contact with venomous spiders

      10   Unintentional Injuries - Excessive heat or cold of man-made origin

       9   Unintentional Injuries - Contact with other and unspecified venomous animal or plant

       9   Unintentional Injuries - Flood

       5   Unintentional Injuries - Fireworks discharge

       4   Unintentional Transport Accidents - Occupant of streetcar

       3   Unintentional Injuries - Contact with venomous snakes and lizards

       0   Unintentional Injuries - Bitten or crushed by other reptiles

       0   Unintentional Injuries - Other and unspecified man-made environmental factors

       0   Unintentional Injuries - Radiation


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