Indicator Report - Motor Vehicle Injuries (Unintentional) Deaths
Why Is This Important?
Motor Vehicle Injuries (Unintentional) are among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.
Motor Vehicle Injuries (unintentional) Deaths by County, 2007-2011
Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates
were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard.
Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics
NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
Motor vehicle injuries (unintentional) deaths include all resident deaths where motor vehicle injuries (unintentional) was
coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of Motor Vehicle Injuries (Unintentional) Deaths (ICD-10: V02-V04, V09.0, V09.2, V12-V14, V19.0-V19.2, V19.4-V19.6,
V20-V79, V80.3-V80.5, V81.0-V81.1, V82.0-V82.1, V83-V86, V87.0-V87.8, V88.0-V88.8, V89.0, V89.2)
Total resident population
Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013,
Published on 05/03/2013
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485