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Incidence Statistics for Types of Death

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

Incidence Statistics for Types of Death


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Sudden death N/A N/A No information
Maternal death approx 1 in 695,652 or 0.00% or 391 people in USA 391 391 women in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Fetal death N/A N/A No information
Infant Death approx 1 in 102,719 or 0.00% or 2,648 people in USA 2,648 2,648 annual cases (NVSR Sep 2001); 7.1 per 1,000 infant deaths (per births) in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
SIDS approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA 544,000 2 per 1,000
Premature death N/A N/A No information
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)
Suicide approx 1 in 9,315 or 0.01% or 29,200 people in USA 29,199 29,199 annual cases of actual suicide in 1999 USA (NVHS Sep 2001)
Early death N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Death

Incidence of Death:

2,391,399 annual deaths in 1999 (NVHS Sep 2001); annual risk of dying about 0.877% (NVSR 2001)

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA [about data]

Types of Death

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

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Death usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Death. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Death 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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