Complete Indicator Profile - Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 16)

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Complete Indicator Profile of Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 16)

Definition

The rate of unintentional deaths due to all causes per 100,000 population.

Numerator

Number of unintentional injury deaths in the resident population in the reporting period.

Denominator

Mid-year resident population for the same calendar year, adjusted to rate per 100,000.

Why Is This Important?

Alaska experiences one of the highest unintentional injury rates in the nation. In 2011, unintentional injury was the third leading cause of death for all Alaskans, with poisonings and motor vehicle accidents accounting for the highest number of unintentional injury deaths. Unintentional injuries disproportionately affect the younger population and are a leading cause of death among children and young adults and the leading cause of years of potential life lost in Alaska.

Healthy People Objective IVP-11:

Reduce unintentional injury deaths
U.S. Target: 36.0 deaths per 100,000 population
State Target: Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 54.8 per 100,000 population

Evidence-based Practices

As part of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 health improvement process, groups of Alaskan subject matter experts met over a period of months in a rigorous review process to identify and prioritize strategies to address the 25 health priorities. Public health partners around the state are aligning work around these approaches adapted to Alaska's unique needs.

Strategy 1:
Develop an implement a collaborative approach to reducing fatalities resulting from falls by older Alaskans.

Evidence Base:
Preventing falls to older adults takes a multi-partner, multi-intervention approach. Success requires home-modification, physical activities, vision correction, review of all of medications and multifaceted interventions. While any activity engaged in on its own might show slight impact, overall success requires a collaborative, multi-pronged approach.

Source:
CDC: Falls - Older Adults: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/index.html

Strategy 2:
Form a task force to determine effective approaches to decreasing poisoning deaths and improve data collection.

Evidence Base:
Unintentional poisoning deaths are increasing each year in Alaska and throughout the country. Promising practices for reducing prescription drug overdose deaths include implementing prescription drug monitoring programs, providing access to Naloxone, screening by physicians, and creating immunity laws. Other recommendations address childhood poisoning from household chemicals and carbon monoxide. However, there has not been a thorough multidisciplinary approach to poison prevention in Alaska, and there is insufficient information about the prescription drug poisoning problem in Alaska to assess how to address it.

Sources:
Prevention of Prescription Drug Overdose and Abuse:
http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prevention-of-prescription-drug-overdose-andabuse.aspx
Office of National Drug Control Policy - Prescription Drug Abuse:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/prescription-drug-abuse
Prescription Drug Overdose: State Laws:
http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Poisoning/laws/index.html
CDC Tips to Prevent Poisonings:
http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Poisoning/preventiontips.htm

Strategy 3:
Promote best practices for reducing transportation related deaths by improving data collection and promoting new and existing strategies.

Evidence Base:
Multiple Alaskan strategic plans reference practices known to reduce some forms of transportation related deaths. However, there is less information about best practices for preventing deaths involving off highway vehicles, used both on and off roads.

Sources:
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Strategic Highway Safety Plan:
http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/shsp/shsp_plan.shtml
Alaska Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. Alaska Traffic Records Strategic Plan.
2014. Retrieved from
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/hwysafety/assets/pdf/2014/ATRCC_FFY15_TR_Str
ategic_Plan_FINAL_012414.pdf

Available Services

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Injury Prevention
http://www.dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/InjuryPrevention/default.aspx

Alaska Injury Prevention Center
(907) 929-3939
http://alaskainjurypreventioncenter.org

Alaska Poison Control Center
(for general information)
1-800-222-1222 (emergency hotline)

Use Only As Directed
http://useonlyasdirected.org/

NATIONAL WEB SITES:

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

National SAFE KIDS Campaign
www.safekids.org/

Children's Safety Network
http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov/



Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Alaska males are significantly more likely to experience an unintentional injury death compared to females.


Related Health Care System Factors Indicator Profiles:


Related Risk Factors Indicator Profiles:




Graphical Data Views

Unintentional injury mortality rate (age-adjusted), all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 1991-2020

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US - 2011 Preliminary

Alaska Comparisons Year Rate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted)
Record Count: 50
All Alaskans 2000 63.9
All Alaskans 2001 61.0
All Alaskans 2002 59.0
All Alaskans 2003 55.2
All Alaskans 2004 54.7
All Alaskans 2005 50.3
All Alaskans 2006 52.2
All Alaskans 2007 56.6
All Alaskans 2008 54.0
All Alaskans 2009 53.2
All Alaskans 2010 58.5
All Alaskans 2011 57.1
All Alaskans 2012 53.8
All Alaskans 2013 52.4
Alaska Natives 2000 120.6
Alaska Natives 2001 118.3
Alaska Natives 2002 106.5
Alaska Natives 2003 81.7
Alaska Natives 2004 92.8
Alaska Natives 2005 108.9
Alaska Natives 2006 101.8
Alaska Natives 2007 111.4
Alaska Natives 2008 103.9
Alaska Natives 2009 130.5
Alaska Natives 2010 100.4
Alaska Natives 2011 99.7
Alaska Natives 2012 117.8
Alaska Natives 2013 99.2
U.S. 2000 34.8
U.S. 2001 35.6
U.S. 2002 37.1
U.S. 2003 37.7
U.S. 2004 38.3
U.S. 2005 39.9
U.S. 2006 40.8
U.S. 2007 41.1
U.S. 2008 40.1
U.S. 2009 38.5
U.S. 2010 39.1
U.S. 2011 39.4
U.S. 2012 39.1
U.S. 2013 39.4
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 54.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 54.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 54.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 54.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 54.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 54.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 54.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 54.8

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 54.8 per 100,000 population

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Unintentional injury is defined by ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929 and ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)



Unintentional injury mortality rate (age-adjusted), Alaska and U.S., 2000-2013

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Geog: Alaska vs. U.S. Year Rate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 28
All Alaskans 2000 63.9 57.6 70.1 340 626,932
All Alaskans 2001 61.0 55.0 67.1 348 632,716
All Alaskans 2002 59.0 53.2 64.9 345 641,729
All Alaskans 2003 55.2 49.5 60.9 320 649,466
All Alaskans 2004 54.7 49.0 60.4 318 659,653
All Alaskans 2005 50.3 45.0 55.6 311 667,146
All Alaskans 2006 52.2 46.7 57.6 313 674,583
All Alaskans 2007 56.6 51.0 62.3 355 680,169
All Alaskans 2008 54.0 48.6 59.5 331 686,818
All Alaskans 2009 53.2 47.7 58.6 338 697,828
All Alaskans 2010 58.5 52.8 64.2 366 710,231
All Alaskans 2011 57.1 51.6 62.6 384 723,424
All Alaskans 2012 53.8 48.5 59.1 366 731,827
All Alaskans 2013 52.4 47.1 57.7 354 736,399
U.S. 2000 34.9 97,900 281,421,906
U.S. 2001 35.7 101,537 284,968,955
U.S. 2002 37.1 106,742 287,625,193
U.S. 2003 37.6 109,277 290,107,933
U.S. 2004 38.1 112,012 292,805,298
U.S. 2005 39.5 117,809 295,516,599
U.S. 2006 40.2 121,599 298,379,912
U.S. 2007 40.4 123,706 301,231,207
U.S. 2008 39.2 121,902 304,093,966
U.S. 2009 37.5 118,021 306,771,529
U.S. 2010 38.0 120,859 308,745,538
U.S. 2011 39.1 126,438 311,591,917
U.S. 2012 39.1 127,792 313,914,040
U.S. 2013 39.4 130,557 316,128,839

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 54.8 per 100,000 population

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Unintentional injury is defined by ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929 and ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)



Unintentional Injury Death Rates (age-adjusted), by Race, Alaska, 2000-2013

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Race: AK Native, White, Alaska Year Rate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 42
Alaska Native 2000 120.6 99.8 141.4 111 107,929
Alaska Native 2001 118.3 97.9 138.7 111 108,430
Alaska Native 2002 106.5 87.3 125.7 98 109,873
Alaska Native 2003 81.7 64.8 98.5 83 111,314
Alaska Native 2004 92.8 75.0 110.7 81 112,356
Alaska Native 2005 108.9 89.7 128.1 109 113,773
Alaska Native 2006 101.8 83.4 120.3 96 114,977
Alaska Native 2007 111.4 92.2 130.6 116 115,421
Alaska Native 2008 103.9 85.3 122.6 101 115,969
Alaska Native 2009 130.5 109.9 151.1 123 117,974
Alaska Native 2010 100.4 82.6 118.2 104 120,433
Alaska Native 2011 99.7 82.1 117.3 111 122,603
Alaska Native 2012 117.8 98.6 137.0 117 122,817
Alaska Native 2013 99.2 81.6 116.9 104 123,154
White 2000 53.1 46.4 59.8 211 626,932
White 2001 52.8 46.1 59.4 220 632,716
White 2002 53.3 46.6 59.9 231 641,729
White 2003 50.8 44.3 57.2 214 649,466
White 2004 49.5 43.2 55.7 218 659,653
White 2005 42.4 36.5 48.3 194 667,146
White 2006 45.5 39.5 51.6 205 674,583
White 2007 47.9 41.8 54.0 217 680,169
White 2008 48.7 42.7 54.8 219 686,818
White 2009 43.5 37.8 49.1 208 697,828
White 2010 53.5 47.2 59.8 242 710,231
White 2011 53.3 47.0 59.5 258 723,424
White 2012 44.7 39.0 50.3 225 731,827
White 2013 45.6 39.7 51.5 225 736,399
All Alaskans 2000 63.9 57.6 70.1 340 626,932
All Alaskans 2001 61.0 55.0 67.1 348 632,716
All Alaskans 2002 59.0 53.2 64.9 345 641,729
All Alaskans 2003 55.2 49.5 60.9 320 649,466
All Alaskans 2004 54.7 49.0 60.4 318 659,653
All Alaskans 2005 50.3 45.0 55.6 311 667,146
All Alaskans 2006 52.2 46.7 57.6 313 674,583
All Alaskans 2007 56.6 51.0 62.3 355 680,169
All Alaskans 2008 54.0 48.6 59.5 331 686,818
All Alaskans 2009 53.2 47.7 58.6 338 697,828
All Alaskans 2010 58.5 52.8 64.2 366 710,231
All Alaskans 2011 57.1 51.6 62.6 384 723,424
All Alaskans 2012 53.8 48.5 59.1 366 731,827
All Alaskans 2013 52.4 47.1 57.7 354 736,399

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 54.8 per 100,000 population

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Unintentional injury is defined by ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929 and ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention.   Note that American Indian/AK Native category has significantly higher rate of unintentional injury death than that of the White category.

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)



Unintentional injury mortality rate (age-adjusted), by Public Health Region, Alaska 2009-2013

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Alaska Public Health Regions Rate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 8
Anchorage - Mat-Su 49.3 46.1 52.4 865 1,933,707
Gulf Coast 59.2 51.5 66.8 219 397,970
Interior 52.2 46.4 58.1 260 564,565
Northern 91.6 75.3 107.9 97 131,927
Southeast 48.6 41.5 55.6 171 365,305
Southwest 99.3 85.8 112.8 186 206,235
Statewide 54.9 52.6 57.3 1,808 3,599,709
U.S. 38.6 623,667 1,557,151,863


Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 54.8 per 100,000 population

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Unintentional injury is defined by ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929 and ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86. Does not include legal intervention.

Data Sources

ABVS Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 06/30/2015, Published on 08/07/2015
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