Sex, Age, and Cause

This chart provides the preventable injury-related death totals by sex for 2019, as well as the breakdown of fatalities by leading causes of death.

Overall, males accounted for 65% of the 173,040 preventable injury-related deaths in 2019. The largest differences in the proportion of fatalities were:

The causes with the smallest difference between the proportion of male and female fatalities were falls (51% male) and choking (56% male).

Differences in deaths and death rates by age, sex, and cause for 1999 through 2019 may be explored using the interactive chart on the details page.

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Source: National Center for Health Statistics – Mortality data for 2019, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

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