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Unintentional Injuries in New York State

The rate of deaths due to unintentional injury has remained fairly consistent, with highs of 25.6 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2007 and 2008 and a low of 20.6 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers in 1998.

The rate of hospitalizations due to unintentional injury has been increasing since 2000, when there was a rate of 610.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers. The rate of hospitalizations increased to 699.8 per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2007. In 2008, there were 693.7 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers because of unintentional injury.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. The rates of emergency department visits due to unintentional injury per 100,000 residents have risen from 6,874.0 in 2005 to 7,182.7 in 2008.

Specific Statistics for Unintentional Injuries

Chart showing unintentional deaths, 1995-2008

Deaths, Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits

These charts, tables and graphs present multi-year data indicating the annual frequency and rate per 100,000 New York State residents of deaths, hospitalizations and/or emergency department visits for unintentional injuries.

In addition to the mean annual frequency and rate per 100,000 New Yorkers of deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits in the state, these tables contain additional summary statistics: a break down of the data by age group and gender, the percent of diagnosed traumatic brain injury, the mean charge for hospitalization or emergency department visit, multiple-year cumulative charges, and average length of hospital stay.

Additional Unintentional Injury Resources within the Department of Health

Additional resources on unintentional injuries can be found on the Injury Prevention Program website within the specific topic areas or within the Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State.

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900

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