This chart provides the preventable injury-related death death totals by sex for 2016, as well as the breakdown of fatalities by leading causes of death.
Overall, males accounted for 63% of the 161,374 preventable injury-related deaths in 2016. The largest differences in the proportion of fatalities were:
- Data Table
Preventable-injury-related deaths by sex and Cause, United States, 2016
|Fire flames smoke||1,602||1,128|
|Natural heat or cold||800||389|
|Struck by or against||707||83|
(a) Excludes water transport drownings.
(b) Inhalation or ingestion of food or other objects.
Source: National Safety Council analysis of National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) – Mortality Data for 2016, as compiled from data provided by 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Staistics Cooperative Program.