The frequency of preventable injury-related deaths varies with race and ethnicity. Non-Hispanic or Latino whites experience 75% of all preventable deaths. The next largest proportion of deaths occur to non-Hispanic blacks (12%) closely followed by Hispanic or Latinos (10%). Compared to the race and ethnicity representation in the U.S. population, non-Hispanic whites experience disproportionately more preventable deaths. Non-Hispanic whites represent 62% of the population but 75% of the preventable deaths. In contrast, Hispanic or Latinos represent 18% of the population but suffer 10% of the preventable deaths.
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Source: National Safety Council analysis of National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) – Mortality Data for 2017, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.