Sex, Age, and Cause

This chart provides the preventable injury-related death totals by sex for 2018, as well as the breakdown of fatalities by leading causes of death.

Overall, males accounted for 65% of the 167,127 preventable injury-related deaths in 2018. 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 (50% male) and choking (55% male).

Differences in deaths and death rates by age, sex, and cause for 1999 through 2018 may be explored using the interactive chart on the details page.

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Source: National Center for Health Statistics – Mortality data for 2018, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

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