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1998 United States
Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
Ages 1-44, All Races , Both Sexes
Total Deaths: 45,710

Cause of Death

Number
of Deaths

Percentage of Deaths
MV Traffic 25,96256.8%
Poisoning 7,31316.0%
Drowning/submersion 3,084 6.7%
Fire/burn 1,446 3.2%
Fall 1,334 2.9%
Transport, other 1,085 2.4%
Suffocation 907 2.0%
Other specified and classifiable 756 1.7%
Firearm 661 1.4%
Unspecified 622 1.4%
Pedestrian, other 590 1.3%
Struck by, against 522 1.1%
Natural/environmental 460 1.0%
Machinery 409 0.9%
Medical Care, Adverse Effects 301 0.7%
Drug, Adverse Effects 80 0.2%
Pedal cyclist, other 76 0.2%
Cut/pierce 65 0.1%
Other specified / NEC 33 0.1%
Overexertion 4 0.0%
Total Deaths 

45,710




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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