This chart provides the preventable injury-related death totals by sex for 2020, as well as the breakdown of fatalities by leading causes of death.
Overall, males accounted for 66% of the 200,955 preventable injury-related deaths in 2020. 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 (57% male).
Differences in deaths and death rates by age, sex, and cause for 1999 through 2020 may be explored using the interactive chart on the details page.
- Data Table
Source: National Center for Health Statistics mortality data for 2020, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.