Leading Causes of Fatal Injuries By Selected Age Group
Michigan Residents, Both Sexes 2013

LEADING CAUSES OF
FATAL INJURIES
View ICD Codes
All Ages Under 5 5-14 15-24 25-44 45-64 65 and
Older

BOTH SEXES

Number of Fatal Injuries

 ALL FATAL INJURIES 6,485 144 74 697 1,739 1,985 1,846
 Transport Fatal Injuries 1,093 11 27 177 296 338 244
 Unintentional - Fall 986 1 5 23 121 836
 Unintentional - Poisoning 1,281 2 115 545 571 48
 Unintentional - Suffocation 253 86 1 10 36 120
 Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame 118 6 3 6 11 42 50
 Unintentional - Drowning 82 8 8 13 15 29 9
 Self-Inflicted - Firearm 670 8 74 185 255 148
 Self-inflicted - Hanging/Suffocation 341 1 8 77 134 95 26
 Self-Inflicted - Poisoning 203 1 18 70 90 24
 Assault - Firearm 496 1 6 157 238 77 17
 All Other 889 27 12 53 201 301 295

BOTH SEXES

Percent of Distribution

 ALL FATAL INJURIES 100.0 2.2 1.1 10.7 26.8 30.6 28.5
 Transport Fatal Injuries 100.0 1.0 2.5 16.2 27.1 30.9 22.3
 Unintentional - Fall 100.0 0.1 0.5 2.3 12.3 84.8
 Unintentional - Poisoning 100.0 0.2 9.0 42.5 44.6 3.7
 Unintentional - Suffocation 100.0 34.0 0.4 4.0 14.2 47.4
 Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame 100.0 5.1 2.5 5.1 9.3 35.6 42.4
 Unintentional - Drowning 100.0 9.8 9.8 15.9 18.3 35.4 11.0
 Self-Inflicted - Firearm 100.0 1.2 11.0 27.6 38.1 22.1
 Self-inflicted - Hanging/Suffocation 100.0 0.3 2.3 22.6 39.3 27.9 7.6
 Self-Inflicted - Poisoning 100.0 0.5 8.9 34.5 44.3 11.8
 Assault - Firearm 100.0 0.2 1.2 31.7 48.0 15.5 3.4
 All Other 100.0 3.0 1.3 6.0 22.6 33.9 33.2

Notes:

A transport fatal injury is any fatal injury involving a device designed primarily for, or being used at the time primarily for, conveying persons or goods from one place to another. This unintentional category includes accidents involving: aircraft, spacecraft, watercraft, motor vehicle, railway, and other road vehicles (excludes intentional or undetermined deaths).

Zero deaths are shown by a "—".
Percent of all deaths that were categorized as fatal injuries for the specified year.

Source: Michigan Resident Death Files,
Data Development Section, Michigan Department of Community Health.

Last Updated: 01/25/2016

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