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1998 United States
Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
Ages 15-24, All Races , Both Sexes
Total Deaths: 13,349

Cause of Death

Number
of Deaths

Percentage of Deaths
MV Traffic 9,82873.6%
Poisoning 860 6.4%
Drowning/submersion 821 6.2%
Transport, other 280 2.1%
Firearm 260 1.9%
Fall 226 1.7%
Fire/burn 195 1.5%
Unspecified 142 1.1%
Pedestrian, other 136 1.0%
Struck by, against 133 1.0%
Other specified and classifiable 128 1.0%
Suffocation 125 0.9%
Machinery 70 0.5%
Natural/environmental 68 0.5%
Medical Care, Adverse Effects 41 0.3%
Cut/pierce 12 0.1%
Drug, Adverse Effects 9 0.1%
Pedal cyclist, other 9 0.1%
Other specified / NEC 4 0.0%
Overexertion 2 0.0%
Total Deaths 

13,349




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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