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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

15-7. Reduce nonfatal poisonings.

292 nonfatal poisonings per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 348.4 nonfatal poisonings per 100,000 population in 1997 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data sources: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care System (NHAMCS), CDC, NCHS; NEISS, CPSC.

Total Population, 1997 (unless noted) Nonfatal Poisonings
Rate per 100,000
TOTAL 348.4
Race and ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander DSU
  Asian DSU
  Native Hawaiian - Pacific Islander DSU
Black or African American 464.5
White 340.6
Hispanic or Latino DSU
Not Hispanic or Latino DSU
  Black or African American DSU
  White DSU
Female 410.9
Male 281.6
Education level  
Less than high school DNC
High school graduate DNC
At least some college DNC
Select populations of poisonings  
Assault or attempted homicide 6 (1996)
Intentional suicide attempts 63 (1996)
Unintentional poisonings 268 (1996)
Children aged 4 years and under 460

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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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.