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Healthy People 2010 -With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

Healthy People 2010 Objectives

Injury Prevention

15-1. Reduce hospitalization for nonfatal head injuries.

Target: 54 hospitalizations per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 75.5 hospitalizations for nonfatal head injuries per 100,000 population in 1997 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), CDC, NCHS.

Total Population, 1997 Hospitalizations for
Nonfatal Head Injuries

Rate per 100,000
TOTAL 75.5
Race and ethnicity  
 American Indian or Alaska Native DSU
 Asian or Pacific Islander DSU
  Asian DNC
  Native Hawaiian -- Pacific Islander DNC
 Black or African American 88.5
 White 55.3
 Hispanic or Latino DSU
 Not Hispanic or Latino DSU
 Female 51.8
 Male 98.5
Education level  
 Less than high school DNC
 High school graduate DNC
 At least some college DNC
Select populations  
 Males aged 15 to 25 years 157.3
 Persons aged 75 years and older 225.4

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.
Note: Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

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Rev. 19-Aug-2001 at 20:19 hours.