This chart provides the preventable injury-related death totals by sex for 2017, as well as the breakdown of fatalities by leading causes of death.
Overall, males accounted for 65% of the 169,936 preventable injury-related deaths in 2017. The largest differences in the proportion of fatalities were:
The cause with the smallest difference between the proportion of male and female fatalities was falls (51% male) and choking (55% male).
Differences in deaths and death rates by age, sex and cause for 1999 through 2017 may be explored using the interactive chart on the Data Details tab.
- Data Table
Preventable-injury-related deaths by sex and Cause, United States, 2017
|Fire flames smoke||1,666||1,146|
|Natural heat or cold||865||404|
|Struck by or against||703||103|
(a) Excludes water transport drownings.
(b) Inhalation or ingestion of food or other objects.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics-Mortality Data for 2017, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.