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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

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Data Notes

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. 

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 

Definition

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

Numerator: 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)
Denominator: Total resident population

Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013, Published on 05/03/2013
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