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Incidence Statistics for Types of Accidental injury

The information below shows a list of types of Accidental injury, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Accidental injury. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Accidental injury

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Accidental death approx 1 in 2,906 or 0.03% or 93,591 people in USA 93,591 93,592 annual cases in 2000 (CDC); 97,860 annual cases in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Automobile accident injury N/A N/A No information
Whiplash approx 1 in 2,266 or 0.04% or 120,000 people in USA 120,000 120,000 annually
Drowning approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA 2,720 1 per 100,000 population drowns in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Falls approx 1 in 65 or 1.52% or 4.1 million people in USA 4,131,396 69,264 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Sports Injuries approx 1 in 260 or 0.38% or 1 million people in USA 1,042,511 17,478 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Burns approx 1 in 754 or 0.13% or 360,507 people in USA 360,507 6,044 annual cases in Victora 1996 for fires/burns/scalds (DHS-VIC)
Machinery accidents approx 1 in 942 or 0.11% or 288,453 people in USA 288,453 4,836 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Suffocation approx 1 in 3,285 or 0.03% or 82,790 people in USA 82,790 1,388 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of suffocation and foreign bodies (DHS-VIC)
Natural accidents approx 1 in 958 or 0.10% or 283,800 people in USA 283,800 4,758 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of natural/environmental factors (DHS-VIC)
Accidental Eye Injury approx 1 in 277 or 0.36% or 978,987 people in USA 978,987 16,413 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Occupational Injuries approx 1 in 43 or 2.32% or 6.3 million people in USA 6,299,999 6.3 million workers in 1994 (CDC-OC)
Toy-related injury N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Accidental injury

Incidence statistics about Accidental injury:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Accidental injury:

  • Poison control centers receive over 2.2 million calls related to accidental poisonings in the US 2001 (American Journal of Emergency Medicine, CDC, 2001)
  • Poison control centers are notified of a poison exposure every 15 seconds in the US 1998 (American Journal of Emergency Medicine, CDC, 2001)
  • 52.7% of calls to poison control centers regarding accidental poisonings was for children under 6 years in the US 1998 (American Journal of Emergency Medicine, CDC, 2001)
  • Estimated 1 million children have elevated blood lead levels in the US (CDC, 2001)
  • Estimated 9,300 injuries were caused by fireworks in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 3.2 per 100,000 people were injured by fireworks in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 3,000 injuries were caused by mobile amusement rides in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 205,850 injuries caused by playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 156,040 injuries caused by public playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 46,930 injuries caused by home playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 2,880 injuries caused by home-made playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 98,889 injuries caused by trampolines required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 15% (15,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in 0-5 year olds in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 21% (21,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in 6-14 year olds in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 64%% (63,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in people over 15 years in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 1,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by gymnastics which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 1,750 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by ice hockey which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 8,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by tennis which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 17,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by volleyball which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 7,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by swimming pools which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 6,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by soccer which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 5,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by golf which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 10,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by football which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 8,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by weightlifting which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 28,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by skiing which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 8,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by exercise and running which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 47,500 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by baseball and softball which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 36,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by basketball which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 43,000 people aged 35-54 had injuries caused by bicycles which required emergency room treatment in the US 1998 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 53,000 people aged over 65 had sports related injuries caused in the US 1996 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 37,566 people aged 65-74 had sports related injuries caused in the US 1996 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 15,434 people aged over 75 had sports related injuries caused in the US 1996 (US Consumer Product Safety, 2000)
  • Estimated 205,850 injuries caused by playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 156,040 injuries caused by public playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 46,930 injuries caused by home playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 2,880 injuries caused by home-made playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 98,889 injuries caused by trampolines required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 15% (15,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in 0-5 year olds in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 21% (21,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in 6-14 year olds in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 64%% (63,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in people over 15 years in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)

Types of Accidental injury

For more information about types of Accidental injury, refer to our section on types of Accidental injury.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Accidental injury usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Accidental injury. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Accidental injury at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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