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Table 2 Percent change in cause-specific injury mortality/100,000 persons after adjusting unspecified injury (United States, 1999–2010)

From: Impact of changes in specificity of data recording on cause-specific injury mortality in the United States, 1999–2010

Intent/age group Cause Unadjusted Adjusted
   1999 2010 % change in rates 1999 2010 % change in rates
Unintentional injury, 65+ Falls 29.4 52.1 77% 32.5 52.4 61%
MVT 21.5 15.0 -30% 23.8 15.1 -37%
Suffocation 9.9 8.2 -17% 10.9 8.3 -24%
Fire/burn 3.5 2.7 -23% 3.7 2.7 -24%
Natural/environmental 2.8 1.5 -46% 3.1 1.5 -51%
Poisoning 2.0 3.4 66% 2.3 3.4 51%
Drowning 1.2 1.3 9% 1.3 1.3 0%
Homicide, 0–24 years Firearm 4.4 2.7 -16% 4.4 3.8 -13%
Cut/pierce 0.5 0.4 -11% 0.5 0.4 -8%
Suffocation 0.2 0.1 -49% 0.2 0.1 -48%
Struck by or against 0.1 0.02 -83% 0.1 0.02 -82%
Homicide, 45–64 years Firearm 2.1 2.1 -1% 2.1 2.3 5%
Cut/pierce 0.59 0.56 -5% 0.60 0.61 2%
Suffocation 0.15 0.16 9% 0.15 0.18 16%
Struck by or against 0.15 0.07 -54% 0.15 0.08 -51%
Homicide, 65+ Firearm 0.89 0.82 -8% 0.91 0.88 -3%
Cut/pierce 0.34 0.24 -28% 0.34 0.26 -25%
Suffocation 0.24 0.17 -32% 0.25 0.18 -28%
  Struck by or against 0.13 0.05 -61% 0.13 0.05 -59%
  1. Note: % change in rates was calculated as “(age-adjusted mortality in 2010 – age-adjusted mortality in 1999)/age-adjusted mortality in 1999*100%”.
  2. MVT: motor vehicle traffic crashes.