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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.

Unintentional Injury Prevention

15-13. Reduce deaths caused by unintentional injuries.

20.8 deaths per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 33.3 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by unintentional injuries in 1998 (preliminary data; age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), CDC, NCHS.

Total Population, 1997* Unintentional Injury Deaths
Rate per 100,000
TOTAL 34.8
Race and ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native 62.7
Asian or Pacific Islander 20.9
  Asian DNC
  Native Hawaiian - Pacific Islander DNC
Black or African American 0.9
White 34.3
Hispanic or Latino 30.1
  Cuban 23.2
  Mexican 32.1
  Puerto Rican 27.7
Not Hispanic or Latino 35.1
  Black or African American 40.9
  White 34.2
Female 21.8
Male 49.2
Education level
(aged 25 to 64 years)
Less than high school 51.6
High school graduate 39.9
At least some college 17.2
Select populations  
Black or African American male 60.3
American Indian or Alaska Native male 89.6
Hispanic male 45.4
White male 48.4

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.

*New data for population groups will be added when available.

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Rev. 20-Aug-2001 at 06:51 hours.