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Table 3 Comparison of national injury death rates, per 100 000 populations from present study and other sources

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

Causes Present study, 2005 WHO/ GBD, 2004 National Crime Registration Bureau (NCRB), 2005
Road traffic injuries (V01-V89,V99) 16.5 18.1 10.7
Falls (W00-W19) 14.3 8.5 0.8
Drowning (W65-W74) 6.4 6.3 2.1
Fires (X00-X09) 3.0 13.2 1.7
Poisoning* (X40-X49) 0.6 7.0 1.9*
Others unintentional injuries 6.3 22.2 2.8
Unintentional injuries V01-X59, Y40-Y86, Y88, Y89 (Number of deaths) 58.0 (648 000) 75.5 (841 699) 26.7 (294 175)
  1. *Poisoning deaths are defined differently by NCRB and includes deaths contact with venomous plants and animals and poisoning due to other agents like chemicals, liquor.
  2. Varying codes are included are used from all three sources. Present study “Others” codes include codes V90-V98, W75-W84, X10-X19, X50-X59, W85-W99, X40-X49, Y40-Y86, Y88. The WHO “Others” codes include V90-V98, W20-W64, W75-W99, X10-X39, X50-X59, Y40-Y86, Y88,Y89. Codes for “Others” by NCRB were not defined but excluded transport accidents, drowning, explosions, falls, and fires and poisoning.