What does this indicator measure?

Unintentional injury mortality is represented by the number of deaths per 100,000 people and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. It includes ICD-10 codes: V01–X59, Y85–Y86.

Why is this indicator important?

Injury is the leading cause of death among Indiana residents ages 1–44 and the fifth leading cause of death overall. Injuries are not the result of accidents, but are correctable events with specific risks for occurrence. The majority of injuries are unintentional.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2015

Category: Injury Prevention & Safety

Community Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER

Promising Practices: Prevention & Safety

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