Leading Causes of Fatal Injuries, 2009-2014
Michigan Residents, Both Sexes, All Ages

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LEADING CAUSES OF
FATAL INJURIES
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2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
 

Number of Fatal Injuries

 ALL FATAL INJURIES 5,917 6,023 6,159 6,173 6,485 6,692
 Unintentional - Poisoning 1,082 1,057 1,091 1,036 1,281 1,433
 Unintentional - Fall 764 831 900 867 986 1,080
 Transport Fatal Injuries 1,001 1,103 1,035 1,078 1,093 1,031
 Suicides - Firearm 570 599 618 624 670 668
 Homicides - Firearm 495 440 516 581 496 410
 Suicides - Hanging/Suffocation 272 325 324 356 341 365
 Unintentional - Suffocation 207 197 238 242 253 280
 Suicides - Poisoning 239 252 196 207 203 230
 Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame 130 95 99 102 118 109
 Unintentional - Drowning 95 108 111 125 82 78
 All Other 1,062 1,016 1,031 955 962 1,008
 

Percent of Distribution

 ALL FATAL INJURIES 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
 Unintentional - Poisoning 18.3 17.5 17.7 16.8 19.8 21.4
 Unintentional - Fall 12.9 13.8 14.6 14.0 15.2 16.1
 Transport Fatal Injuries 16.9 18.3 16.8 17.5 16.9 15.4
 Suicides - Firearm 9.6 9.9 10.0 10.1 10.3 10.0
 Homicides - Firearm 8.4 7.3 8.4 9.4 7.6 6.1
 Suicides - Hanging/Suffocation 4.6 5.4 5.3 5.8 5.3 5.5
 Unintentional - Suffocation 3.5 3.3 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.2
 Suicides - Poisoning 4.0 4.2 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.4
 Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.6
 Unintentional - Drowning 1.6 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.3 1.2
 All Other 17.9 16.9 16.7 15.5 14.8 15.1

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 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 all fatal injuries for the specified year.

Source: Michigan Resident Death Files,
Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Last Updated: 05/26/2016

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