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Data for Motor Vehicle Injuries (unintentional) Deaths by County, 2007-2011

County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 12.1 9.6 14.5 92
Alexander 18.7 12.5 24.8 35
Alleghany ** 14
Anson 30.5 20.9 40.1 39
Ashe 23.5 15.4 31.7 32
Avery ** 10
Beaufort 20.4 14.5 26.4 45
Bertie 39.6 27.3 51.9 40
Bladen 38.8 29.3 48.3 64
Brunswick 26.4 21.7 31.1 122
Buncombe 13.1 11.0 15.2 156
Burke 15.7 12.1 19.3 73
Cabarrus 13.6 11.1 16.1 114
Caldwell 16.7 12.8 20.7 68
Camden ** 8
Carteret 17.0 12.6 21.5 56
Caswell 27.6 18.2 37.1 33
Catawba 17.5 14.5 20.4 137
Chatham 17.8 13.1 22.5 55
Cherokee 19.7 12.1 27.3 26
Chowan ** 14
Clay ** 13
Cleveland 19.3 15.4 23.2 94
Columbus 36.1 29.1 43.1 102
Craven 13.8 10.6 17.1 69
Cumberland 16.5 14.5 18.5 261
Currituck 27.8 18.1 37.4 32
Dare 12.8 7.5 18.2 22
Davidson 19.1 16.1 22.1 153
Davie 19.9 13.7 26.1 40
Duplin 30.0 23.5 36.6 81
Durham 9.5 7.8 11.2 125
Edgecombe 15.7 11.0 20.4 42
Forsyth 10.7 9.2 12.2 192
Franklin 21.7 16.5 27.0 65
Gaston 14.1 11.8 16.4 145
Gates 33.7 18.9 48.5 20
Graham ** 7
Granville 20.4 15.3 25.5 62
Greene 20.4 11.8 28.9 22
Guilford 11.7 10.4 13.1 287
Halifax 21.4 15.8 26.9 57
Harnett 21.5 17.6 25.4 117
Haywood 19.6 14.4 24.8 54
Henderson 10.9 8.1 13.7 57
Hertford 20.4 12.4 28.4 25
Hoke 32.0 24.4 39.7 68
Hyde ** 6
Iredell 15.9 13.1 18.7 123
Jackson 10.6 6.3 14.9 23
Johnston 22.1 18.8 25.5 171
Jones ** 11
Lee 25.5 19.7 31.3 74
Lenoir 20.0 14.8 25.1 58
Lincoln 20.3 15.7 24.8 76
Macon ** 19
Madison 20.5 11.8 29.3 21
Martin 22.7 14.3 31.1 28
McDowell 19.8 13.8 25.8 42
Mecklenburg 8.4 7.6 9.3 383
Mitchell ** 13
Montgomery 29.8 20.3 39.3 38
Moore 17.9 13.8 21.9 74
Nash 19.2 15.3 23.2 91
New Hanover 9.9 8.0 11.8 103
Northampton 37.4 25.2 49.7 36
Onslow 16.0 13.4 18.7 142
Orange 9.1 6.8 11.4 61
Pamlico 31.4 18.0 44.9 21
Pasquotank 10.6 6.3 14.9 23
Pender 25.8 19.7 32.0 68
Perquimans ** 6
Person 20.6 14.0 27.3 37
Pitt 16.2 13.5 19.0 134
Polk ** 17
Randolph 19.5 16.2 22.8 134
Richmond 23.1 16.9 29.4 53
Robeson 36.4 31.7 41.0 235
Rockingham 23.5 18.9 28.0 103
Rowan 17.2 14.2 20.3 122
Rutherford 16.2 11.9 20.5 54
Sampson 32.3 26.0 38.6 102
Scotland 20.7 14.0 27.5 36
Stanly 18.2 13.4 23.0 55
Stokes 18.9 13.2 24.5 43
Surry 18.9 14.4 23.5 67
Swain ** 15
Transylvania 16.0 9.7 22.3 25
Tyrrell ** 13
Union 14.5 12.0 17.0 128
Vance 22.1 15.7 28.5 46
Wake 8.7 7.8 9.6 379
Warren 21.6 12.4 30.9 21
Washington ** 10
Watauga 10.9 6.6 15.2 25
Wayne 19.0 15.4 22.5 111
Wilkes 27.4 21.6 33.1 87
Wilson 20.2 15.7 24.7 77
Yadkin 20.4 14.2 26.6 41
Yancey ** 10
North Carolina 15.5 15.2 15.9 7,336

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

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/06/2013


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