Complete Indicator Profile of Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 16)
DefinitionUnintentional deaths due to all causes per 100,000 population.
NumeratorNumber of unintentional injury deaths.
DenominatorMid-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 ServicesAlaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Injury Prevention
Alaska Injury Prevention Center
Alaska Poison Control Center
(for general information)
1-800-222-1222 (emergency hotline)
Use Only As Directed
NATIONAL WEB SITES:
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
Children's Safety Network
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Relevant Population CharacteristicsAlaska 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
US - 2011 Preliminary
Data NotesHealthy 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.
More Resources and LinksAlaska 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.
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Page Content Updated On 08/11/2014, Published on 08/11/2014