Historical Deaths by Cause
Since 1999, preventable deaths occurring in homes and communities have increased 142%, driven by a 434% increase in poisoning deaths and a 186% increase in deaths from falls. Drug overdoses are the main driver of poisoning deaths, and the data on fall deaths reflects a dramatic increase in the number of older adult falls.
In 2017, 127,300 people died from preventable deaths in homes and communities.
Use this interactive chart to explore the trends in preventable deaths in homes and communities by leading cause of death.
- Data Table
Source: NSC estimates based on CDC mortality data.