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State of Alaska

Complete Health Indicator Report 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: 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 Alaska 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:''' [[br]]Develop an implement a collaborative approach to reducing fatalities resulting from falls by older Alaskans. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]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:''' [[br]][http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/index.html CDC: Falls - Older Adults] '''Strategy 2:''' [[br]]Form a task force to determine effective approaches to decreasing poisoning deaths and improve data collection. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]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:''' [[br]][http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/prevention-of-prescription-drug-overdose-andabuse.aspx Prevention of Prescription Drug Overdose and Abuse] [http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/prescription-drug-abuse Office of National Drug Control Policy - Prescription Drug Abuse] [http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Poisoning/laws/index.html Prescription Drug Overdose: State Laws] [http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Poisoning/preventiontips.htm CDC Tips to Prevent Poisonings] '''Strategy 3:''' [[br]]Promote best practices for reducing transportation related deaths by improving data collection and promoting new and existing strategies. '''Evidence Base:''' [[br]]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:''' [[br]]Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. [http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/shsp/shsp_plan.shtml Strategic Highway Safety Plan] Alaska Traffic Records Coordinating Committee. [http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/hwysafety/assets/pdf/2014/ATRCC_FFY15_TR_Strategic_Plan_FINAL_012414.pdf Alaska Traffic Records Strategic Plan]. 2014. A listing of strategies, actions, and key partners on this measure can be found at: [http://hss.state.ak.us/ha2020/assets/Actions-Partners_16_UnintentionalInjury.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 [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/] National SAFE KIDS Campaign [http://www.safekids.org/] Children's Safety Network [http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/] U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [http://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 Indicators:


Related Risk Factors Indicators:




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 ComparisonsYearRate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted)
Record Count: 50
All Alaskans200063.9
All Alaskans200161.0
All Alaskans200259.0
All Alaskans200355.2
All Alaskans200454.7
All Alaskans200550.3
All Alaskans200652.2
All Alaskans200756.6
All Alaskans200854.0
All Alaskans200953.2
All Alaskans201058.5
All Alaskans201157.1
All Alaskans201253.8
All Alaskans201352.4
Alaska Natives2000120.6
Alaska Natives2001118.3
Alaska Natives2002106.5
Alaska Natives200381.7
Alaska Natives200492.8
Alaska Natives2005108.9
Alaska Natives2006101.8
Alaska Natives2007111.4
Alaska Natives2008103.9
Alaska Natives2009130.5
Alaska Natives2010100.4
Alaska Natives201199.7
Alaska Natives2012117.8
Alaska Natives201399.2
U.S.200034.8
U.S.200135.6
U.S.200237.1
U.S.200337.7
U.S.200438.3
U.S.200539.9
U.S.200640.8
U.S.200741.1
U.S.200840.1
U.S.200938.5
U.S.201039.1
U.S.201139.4
U.S.201239.1
U.S.201339.4
Healthy Alaskans Goal201354.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal201454.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal201554.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal201654.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal201754.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal201854.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal201954.8
Healthy Alaskans Goal202054.8

Data Notes

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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confidence limits

Geog: Alaska vs. U.S.YearRate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted)Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 28
All Alaskans200063.957.670.1340626,932
All Alaskans200161.055.067.1348632,716
All Alaskans200259.053.264.9345641,729
All Alaskans200355.249.560.9320649,466
All Alaskans200454.749.060.4318659,653
All Alaskans200550.345.055.6311667,146
All Alaskans200652.246.757.6313674,583
All Alaskans200756.651.062.3355680,169
All Alaskans200854.048.659.5331686,818
All Alaskans200953.247.758.6338697,828
All Alaskans201058.552.864.2366710,231
All Alaskans201157.151.662.6384723,424
All Alaskans201253.848.559.1366731,827
All Alaskans201352.447.157.7354736,399
U.S.200034.997,900281,421,906
U.S.200135.7101,537284,968,955
U.S.200237.1106,742287,625,193
U.S.200337.6109,277290,107,933
U.S.200438.1112,012292,805,298
U.S.200539.5117,809295,516,599
U.S.200640.2121,599298,379,912
U.S.200740.4123,706301,231,207
U.S.200839.2121,902304,093,966
U.S.200937.5118,021306,771,529
U.S.201038.0120,859308,745,538
U.S.201139.1126,438311,591,917
U.S.201239.1127,792313,914,040
U.S.201339.4130,557316,128,839

Data Notes

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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confidence limits

Race: AK Native, White, AlaskaYearRate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted)Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 42
Alaska Native2000120.699.8141.4111107,929
Alaska Native2001118.397.9138.7111108,430
Alaska Native2002106.587.3125.798109,873
Alaska Native200381.764.898.583111,314
Alaska Native200492.875.0110.781112,356
Alaska Native2005108.989.7128.1109113,773
Alaska Native2006101.883.4120.396114,977
Alaska Native2007111.492.2130.6116115,421
Alaska Native2008103.985.3122.6101115,969
Alaska Native2009130.5109.9151.1123117,974
Alaska Native2010100.482.6118.2104120,433
Alaska Native201199.782.1117.3111122,603
Alaska Native2012117.898.6137.0117122,817
Alaska Native201399.281.6116.9104123,154
White200053.146.459.8211626,932
White200152.846.159.4220632,716
White200253.346.659.9231641,729
White200350.844.357.2214649,466
White200449.543.255.7218659,653
White200542.436.548.3194667,146
White200645.539.551.6205674,583
White200747.941.854.0217680,169
White200848.742.754.8219686,818
White200943.537.849.1208697,828
White201053.547.259.8242710,231
White201153.347.059.5258723,424
White201244.739.050.3225731,827
White201345.639.751.5225736,399
All Alaskans200063.957.670.1340626,932
All Alaskans200161.055.067.1348632,716
All Alaskans200259.053.264.9345641,729
All Alaskans200355.249.560.9320649,466
All Alaskans200454.749.060.4318659,653
All Alaskans200550.345.055.6311667,146
All Alaskans200652.246.757.6313674,583
All Alaskans200756.651.062.3355680,169
All Alaskans200854.048.659.5331686,818
All Alaskans200953.247.758.6338697,828
All Alaskans201058.552.864.2366710,231
All Alaskans201157.151.662.6384723,424
All Alaskans201253.848.559.1366731,827
All Alaskans201352.447.157.7354736,399

Data Notes

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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confidence limits

Alaska Public Health RegionsRate of unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 (age-adjusted)Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
Anchorage - Mat-Su49.346.152.48651,933,707
Gulf Coast59.251.566.8219397,970
Interior52.246.458.1260564,565
Northern91.675.3107.997131,927
Southeast48.641.555.6171365,305
Southwest99.385.8112.8186206,235
Statewide54.952.657.31,8083,599,709
U.S.38.6623,6671,557,151,863
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Data Notes

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 Source

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:

Alaska health promotion resources may be found at the following site:

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

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

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.

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