Deaths in the Home and Community by Age Group and Cause

Preventable deaths in the home and community include those caused by injuries that are not work-related and do not involve motor vehicles on streets and highways.

When comparing the risk of home and community 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 and community deaths, the death rate for adults 75 and older is more than three 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 and community death.

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Source: National Safety Council estimates based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics and state vital statistics departments.