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Table 2 Number of unintentional injury deaths by type, in the Sample Registration System, 2001–2003 and estimated national totals for 2005

From: Unintentional injury mortality in India, 2005: Nationally representative mortality survey of 1.1 million homes

Unintentional injury type (ICD codes) Number of Sample Registration System deaths 2001–03 (n) Estimated national deaths, 2005 (1000’s) Standardized mortality rate per 100 000 population, 2005
  (95% CI) Male Female Total
    (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Road traffic injuries (V01-V89,V99) 2339 185 (178,193) 26.3 (25.2,27.5) 6.0 (5.4,6.5) 16.5 (15.7,17.4)
Falls (W00-W19) 2003 160 (153,167) 14.9 (14.0,15.8) 14.2 (13.3,15.1) 14.3 (13.5,15 .2)
Drowning (W65-W74) 903 73 (68,77) 8.2 (7.6,8.9) 4.6 (4.0,5.1) 6.4 (5.9,6.9)
Contact with venomous plants and animals (X20-X29) 643 53 (49,57) 5.0 (4.5,5.5) 4.3 (3.8,4.8) 4.7 (4.2,5.2)
Mechanical forces (W20-W64) 459 38 (34,41) 4.4 (4.0,4.9) 2.2 (1.9,2.6) 3.4 (3.0,3.8)
Fires (X00-X09) 375 34 (30,37) 1.8 (1.5,2.2) 4.2 (3.7,4.8) 3 (2.6,3.4)
Forces of Nature (X30-X39) 380 33 (29,36) 3.2 (2.8,3.7) 2.4 (2.1,2.8) 2.8 (2.5,3.2)
Other unintentional injuries* (V90-V98, W75-W84, X10-X19, X50-X59, W85-W99, X40-X49, Y40-Y86, Y88) 918 73 (68,78) 7.5 (7.1,8.2) 5.2 (4.6,5.7) 6.3 (5.8,6.8)
Unintentional injuries (V01-X59, Y40-Y86, Y88, Y89) 8023 648 (634,662) 71.9 (69.9,73.8) 43.1 (41.5,44.7) 57.9 (56.7,59.2)
  1. *Other injuries include transport accidents other than RTI, poisoning, exposure to electric current, radiation, extreme ambient air temperature and pressure, contact with hot substances, other accidental threat to breathing, overexertion, travel and privation and adverse of medical and surgical interventions. Details of ICD codes are available from http://apps.who.int/classifications/icd10/browse/2010/en#/XX
  2. Deaths due to undetermined intent (Y10- Y34) were 155 (2% of all injury deaths); of these 15% of these were Y14 (Poisoning by exposure to unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substance, undetermined intent).