Sex, Age, and Cause

Males incurred more deaths due to preventable injuries than females at all ages from birth to age 85 in 2019. The difference between the preventable injury-related death totals ranged from two more male deaths at age 85 to 1,235 more deaths at age 36. The excess number of deaths for males was most evident from the mid-20s to the early-60s, when the gap begins to narrow. From age 86 on, deaths of females exceeded those of males by as little as 37 at age 86 to as many as 434 at ages 100 and over.

From birth and for each year through age 99, males have greater preventable injury death rates than females. Death rates for both sexes are lowest from birth until the mid-teen years, where rates rise rapidly. Rates then remain fairly constant until the early 70s, where they again rise steadily with increasing age.

Using the slider control at the top of this interactive chart, one can observe the changes in the number of fatalities during the period 1999 to 2019 for the leading causes of preventable death.

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