Leading Causes of Fatal Injuries By Selected Age Group
Michigan Residents, 2014

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 6,687 146 64 756 1,788 2,005 1,928
 Transport Fatal Injuries 1,031 10 21 214 275 288 223
 Unintentional - Fall 1,080 3 24 146 907
 Unintentional - Poisoning 1,433 1 1 129 620 615 67
 Unintentional - Suffocation 280 92 3 1 13 49 122
 Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame 109 2 2 8 15 38 44
 Unintentional - Drowning 77 6 2 19 14 21 15
 Self-Inflicted - Firearm 667 10 84 190 242 141
 Self-inflicted - Hanging/Suffocation 365 9 81 137 114 24
 Self-Inflicted - Poisoning 230 1 8 71 115 35
 Assault - Firearm 409 3 6 145 185 57 13
 All Other 935 31 9 62 234 296 303

BOTH SEXES

Percent of Distribution

 ALL FATAL INJURIES 100.0 1.0 2.0 20.8 26.7 27.9 21.6
 Transport Fatal Injuries 100.0 1.0 2.0 20.8 26.7 27.9 21.6
 Unintentional - Fall 100.0 0.3 2.2 13.5 84.0
 Unintentional - Poisoning 100.0 0.1 0.1 9.0 43.3 42.9 4.7
 Unintentional - Suffocation 100.0 32.9 1.1 0.4 4.6 17.5 43.6
 Unintentional - Burn, Fire/Flame 100.0 1.8 1.8 7.3 13.8 34.9 40.4
 Unintentional - Drowning 100.0 7.8 2.6 24.7 18.2 27.3 19.5
 Self-Inflicted - Firearm 100.0 1.5 12.6 28.5 36.3 21.1
 Self-inflicted - Hanging/Suffocation 100.0 2.5 22.2 37.5 31.2 6.6
 Self-Inflicted - Poisoning 100.0 0.4 3.5 30.9 50.0 15.2
 Assault - Firearm 100.0 0.7 1.5 35.5 45.2 13.9 3.2
 All Other 100.0 3.3 1.0 6.6 25.0 31.7 32.4

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 "—".

"**" indicates that data were suppressed (4 deaths or less) to assure confidentiality.

Percent of all ages.

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

Last Updated: 01/25/2016