Historical Deaths by Cause
Despite a 1.6% decrease in preventable deaths occurring in homes and communities last year, deaths have still increased 138% since 1999, driven by a 413% increase in poisoning deaths and a 195% 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 2018, 125,300 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: National Safety Council (NSC) estimates based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mortality data.