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212. Injury and Poisoning Episodes and Conditions, by Age and Sex: 1997

[34,383 represents 34,383,000.Covers all medically attended injuries and poisonings occurring during the 3-month period prior to the survey interview.Data were age-adjusted by thedirect method to the 2000 projectedpopulation. The age groups used toadjust are the same ones used in theage-specific analyses in this report:under 12 years, 12-21 years, 22-44years, 45-64 years, 65-79 years, and 80years and over. Age adjustment is usedto adjust for differences in the agedistribution of populations beingcompared. Age adjustment is often donewhen trends are being analyzed or whenpopulations being compared are knownto have different age distributions. TheNCHS standard for age adjustment wasrecently changed from the 1940 standard to a 2000 standard.There may be more than one condition per episode.Based on the redesigned National Health Interview Survey,a sample survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.Data presented in this table are not comparable with injury datapresented in previous editions]

 
Both sexes Both sexes Male Female
External cause - -
and nature Total, Under 12 12 to 21 22 to 44 45 to 64 65 Total, Total,
of injury Total age-adjusted years years years years years old Total age-adjusted Total age-adjusted
old old old old and over
 
EPISODES
Number (1,000) 34,383 (X) 5,384 6,542 12,766 5,470 4,221 18,544 (X) 15,840 (X)
Annual rate per 1,000 population, total 1 129.0 128.9 112.2 171.4 136.4 99.7 131.9 142.4 140.5 116.1 115.7
  Fall 42.4 43.1 45.7 45.5 30.6 32.1 86.2 36.9 37.6 47.7 47.2
  Struck by or against a person or an object 19.6 19.4 17.3 49.1 18.9 11.5 4.0 27.6 26.6 11.9 12.1
  Transportation 2 16.7 16.5 8.6 23.8 22.9 11.2 11.5 19.3 18.9 14.1 14.1
  Overexertion 13.9 13.9 3 2.4 12.3 20.3 17.6 7.8 15.1 14.9 12.7 12.7
  Cutting, piercing instruments 10.0 9.9 8.0 15.4 13.4 5.5 4.4 13.3 12.9 6.9 6.8
  Poisoning 7.3 7.2 13.0 5.6 6.7 5.5 5.4 6.9 6.7 7.7 7.7
 
CONDITIONS 4
Annual rate per 1,000 population, total 1 153.6 153.7 118.9 197.3 167.5 120.7 169.1 168.5 167.0 139.3 138.5
  Sprains/strains 38.6 38.5 8.7 58.4 52.0 36.7 24.0 39.9 39.3 37.3 37.4
  Open wounds 29.3 29.0 41.9 40.5 29.0 14.1 24.1 40.3 39.2 18.8 18.6
  Fractures 23.4 23.7 18.5 31.1 19.7 19.5 39.2 25.1 25.5 21.8 21.7
  Contusions 18.7 19.0 12.3 20.7 17.2 14.6 37.2 16.4 16.7 20.9 20.6


X Not applicable.
1 Includes other items not shown separately.
2 Includes the categories "Motor vehicle traffic;" "Pedal cycle, other;" "Pedestrian, other;"and "Transport, other".
3 Figure does not meet standard of reliability or precision.
4 Poisoning episodes are assumed to have a single condition resulting from the episode.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics,Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, No. 202.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

https://allcountries.org/uscensus/212_injury_and_poisoning_episodes_and_conditions.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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