Race and Ethnicity

The frequency of preventable injury-related deaths varies with race and ethnicity. In 2022, preliminary data show that white – non-Hispanic or Latino experienced 67% of all preventable deaths, down from 68% in 2021. The next largest proportion of deaths occurred to Black – non-Hispanics who experienced 15% of deaths, steady from 2021. Hispanic or Latinos continued to experience nearly 13% of the deaths in 2022.

Preventable deaths in 2022 decreased among two groups:

  • White not-Hispanic: -0.6%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: -2.8%

Preventable deaths in 2022 increased among all other groups:

  • More than one race not-Hispanic: +10.6%
  • Asian not-Hispanic: +7.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: +6.4%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: +6.2%
  • Black not-Hispanic: +2.6%

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2022 data are preliminary (downloaded on 3-14-2024). Source: National Safety Council (NSC) analysis of National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality data for 2022, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.