Deaths in the Home by Age Group
The home sector includes preventable injury-related deaths in the home and on home premises to occupants, guests, and trespassers. Home deaths also include hired household workers, but exclude other people working on home premises.
When comparing the risk of home deaths by age group, it is important to look at both the number of deaths and the death rate per 100,000 population. For example, while three age groups – 25 to 44, 45 to 64, and 75 and older – account for most of the home deaths, the death rate for adults 75 and older is more than 2.5 times higher than any other age group. Using death rates to compare the relative risk of death among age groups helps to compensate for the impact of different age group population sizes.
Use this interactive chart to compare age groups by number of deaths and death rates for the leading causes of home death.
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Source: National Safety Council (NSC) estimates based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and state vital statistics departments.