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Statistics about Accidental injury

Medical malpractice statistics for Accidental injury:

The following are medical malpractice statistics from various sources about Accidental injury:

  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for occupational therapist malpractice in the USA:
    • 47 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding occupational therapists in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 6 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding occupational therapy assistants in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for rehabilitation therapist malpractice in the USA:
    • 7 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding rehabilitation therapists in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

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)
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Death and mortality statistics for Accidental injury:

Deaths from Accidental injury: 101,537 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 97,860 deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Accidental injury: 101,536 per year, 8,461 per month, 1,952 per week, 278 per day, 11 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 101,537 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 97,860 deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death statistics for Accidental injury:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Accidental injury:

  • 35.7 per 100,000 people died from unintentional injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 63,817 male deaths in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002)
  • Caused 4% of all deaths in Australia 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 4,820 deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 3,168 male deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 1,652 female deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 3.8% of all deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 22.5 per 100,000 women died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 30.7 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 35.7 per 100,000 men died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 35.7 per 100,000 people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 36.0 per 100,000 white people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 37.6 per 100,000 black people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 51.3 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 8.1 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people died from unintention injury/accidents in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 42.6 per 100,000 with 12,791 cases of "injury mortality" in Canada 19971
  • 39 people per 100,000 population die from injury and poisoning in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Death statistics for accidents by age in the USA:
    • accidents caused 4.1% of deaths for any age in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 3.0% of deaths less than 1 year old in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 8.1% of deaths for non-neonate infants in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 36.2% of deaths for age 1-4 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 42.0% of deaths for age 5-9 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 39.6% of deaths for age 10-14 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 48.5% of deaths for age 15-19 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 41.3% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 29.0% of deaths for age 25-34 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 17.1% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 7.6% of deaths for age 45-54 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 3.0% of deaths for age 55-64 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 65 and over years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 65-74 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 75-84 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • accidents caused 1.8% of deaths for age 85 and over in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • 1.8 per 100,000 males died from accidental drowning and submersion in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.5 per 100,000 females died from accidental drowning and submersion in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 7 per 100,000 males died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 2.9 per 100,000 females died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.5 per 100,000 males died from accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.9 per 100,000 females died from accidental exposure to smoke, fire and flames in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.l5 per 100,000 males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 females died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 7.2 per 100,000 males died from fall Injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 3.9 per 100,000 females died from fall Injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 4 per 100,000 people died from unintentional suffocation in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 14.9 per 100,000 people died from a motor vehicle traffic injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 6.8 per 100,000 vehicle occupants died in a traffic motor vehicle accident from in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1 per 100,000 motorcyclists died from injury in traffic motor vehicle accident in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.2 per 100,000 cyclists died from injury in traffic motor vehicle accident in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.7 per 100,000 pedestrians died from injuries in motor vehicle accident in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 17.5 per 100,000 people died from transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 16.4 per 100,000 people died from unintentional transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.0 per 100,000 people died from a suicidal transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.1 per 100,000 people died from homicidal transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from machinery injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.3 per 100,000 people died from unintentional firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died from a firearm injury during war or legal intervention in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.2 per 100,000 people died from unintentional fire/flame injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.3 per 100,000 people died from fire or hot object/substance injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.2 per 100,000 people died from unintentional fire or hot object/substance injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 5.5 per 100,000 people died from a fall injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 5.3 per 100,000 people died from an unintentional fall injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from a suicidal fall injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.2 per 100,000 people died from unintentional drowning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.9 per 100,000 people died from a cutting or piercing injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0 per 100,000 people died from unintentional cutting or piercing injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.5 per 100,000 people died from natural or environmental injuries in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Estimated 130 people die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning in the US 2001 ((US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 58% (75) people die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning caused by heating systems in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 36.4% (28) people die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning caused by natural gas heating systems in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 20% (26) people die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning caused by LP gas heating systems in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 13% (10) people die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas ranges or ovens in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 35% (45) people who die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning are aged 45-64 in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 25% (33) people who die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning are aged over 65 in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 18% (23) people who die each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning are aged 25-44 in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 70% (90) of deaths each year from non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning occur in homes in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • 411 people died from electrocutions in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • 0.63 per million people died from electrocutions in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Large appliance were responsible for 19% of electrocution deaths in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Installed household wiring was responsible for 11% of electrocution deaths in the US 2001 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • 920 poisoning deaths were reported to poison control centers in the US 2000 (American Journal of Emergency Medicine, CDC, 2001)
  • 19,741 poisoning deaths were reported to national vital statistics in the US 1999 (WISQARS, CDC, 2001)
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Life Expectancy & Years of Life Lost for Accidental injury

Average life years lost for Accidental injury: 32.0 years (SEER)2; 26.5 in North Carolina3; 26.6 average YPLL/person for unintentional injuries in Michigan4.

Society statistics for Accidental injury

Cost statistics for Accidental injury:

The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Accidental injury:

  • Medical costs for poisoning treatment is estimated at $3 billion in the US 1992 (Miller and Lestina, CDC, 1997)

Hospitalization statistics for Accidental injury:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Accidental injury:

  • 1,007,025 patient days spent in private hospitals for injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,407,612 patient days spent in public hospitals for injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 32.6% of hospitalisations for injuries and poisoning in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 87.0% of hospitalisations for injuries and poisoning in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 352,489 admissions to public hospitals because of injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 437,093 admissions to private hospitals because of injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2,370 people per 100,000 population are hospitalised because of injury and poisoning in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Accidental injury. The term 'prevalence' of Accidental injury usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Accidental injury at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Accidental injury refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Accidental injury diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes: 1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
2. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
3. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
4. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

 

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