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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.

15-17. Reduce nonfatal injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes.

1,000 nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 1,270 nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population were caused by motor vehicle crashes in 1997.

Target setting method: 21 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data source: General Estimates System (GES), DOT, NHTSA.

Total Population, 1997 Nonfatal Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries
Rate per 100,000
TOTAL 1,270
Select populations  
Persons aged 16 to 20 years 3,116
Persons aged 21 to 24 years 2,496

Data for other population groups currently are either not collected or not analyzed.

Read Operational Definition for this Objective

Read Overview of Injuries

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