Race and Ethnicity

The frequency of preventable injury-related deaths varies with race and ethnicity. In 2021, white – non-Hispanic or Latino experienced 68% of all preventable deaths, down from 70% in 2020. The next largest proportion of deaths occurred to Black – non-Hispanics who experienced 15% of deaths, up from 14% in 2020. Hispanic or Latinos continued to experience 12% of the deaths in 2021.

Preventable deaths in 2021 increased among all groups:

  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: +44%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: +20%
  • Black non-Hispanic: +18%
  • Hispanic or Latino: +17%
  • More than one race non-Hispanic: +16%
  • Asian non-Hispanic: +11%
  • White non-Hispanic: +10%

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Source: National Safety Council (NSC) analysis of National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality data for 2021, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.