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

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State of Alaska

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

Definition

Unintentional deaths due to all causes per 100,000 population.

Numerator

Number of unintentional injury deaths.

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

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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Alaska Comparisons Year Rate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000
Record Count: 47
All Alaskans 2000 68.8
All Alaskans 2001 60.7
All Alaskans 2002 58.8
All Alaskans 2003 55.2
All Alaskans 2004 54.6
All Alaskans 2005 50.3
All Alaskans 2006 52.3
All Alaskans 2007 56.5
All Alaskans 2008 53.9
All Alaskans 2009 53.3
All Alaskans 2010 58.3
All Alaskans 2011 56.1
All Alaskans 2012 **
Alaska Natives 2000 120.1
Alaska Natives 2001 118.4
Alaska Natives 2002 106.5
Alaska Natives 2003 81.8
Alaska Natives 2004 93.9
Alaska Natives 2005 109.0
Alaska Natives 2006 101.9
Alaska Natives 2007 111.4
Alaska Natives 2008 103.9
Alaska Natives 2009 131.4
Alaska Natives 2010 100.3
Alaska Natives 2011 96.1
Alaska Natives 2012 **
U.S. 2000 34.9
U.S. 2001 35.7
U.S. 2002 36.9
U.S. 2003 37.3
U.S. 2004 37.7
U.S. 2005 39.1
U.S. 2006 39.8
U.S. 2007 40.0
U.S. 2008 38.9
U.S. 2009 37.1
U.S. 2010 37.9
U.S. 2011 **
U.S. 2012 **
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.

** Data Not Available

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)


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 11/29/2013, Published on 11/29/2013
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Thu, 17 April 2014 17:05:57 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov".

Content updated: Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:00:34 AKST