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1998 United States
Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
All Ages, All Races , Both Sexes
Total Deaths: 97,835

Cause of Death

Number
of Deaths

Percentage of Deaths
MV Traffic 42,19143.1%
Fall 12,59512.9%
Poisoning 10,80111.0%
Unspecified 7,118 7.3%
Suffocation 4,585 4.7%
Drowning/submersion 4,406 4.5%
Fire/burn 3,363 3.4%
Medical Care, Adverse Effects 3,228 3.3%
Transport, other 1,903 1.9%
Other specified and classifiable 1,597 1.6%
Natural/environmental 1,522 1.6%
Struck by, against 1,059 1.1%
Machinery 1,018 1.0%
Pedestrian, other 957 1.0%
Firearm 866 0.9%
Drug, Adverse Effects 276 0.3%
Pedal cyclist, other 142 0.1%
Cut/pierce 121 0.1%
Other specified / NEC 73 0.1%
Overexertion 14 0.0%
Total Deaths 

97,835




Produced by:Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC.
Data Source:National Center for Heath Statistics (NCHS) Vital Statistics System for numbers of deaths.

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