What does this indicator measure?

Accidental poisoning 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: X40–X49.

Why is this indicator important?

Every day in the United States, 87 people die as a result of unintentional poisoning [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]. A poison is any substance, including medications, that is harmful to your body if too much is eaten, inhaled, injected, or absorbed through the skin. Nationally, 91% of unintentional poisoning deaths result from drug overdoses (CDC).

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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