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Data for Unintentional Poisoning Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Total 11.6 10.9 12.3 1,123
White (Non-Hispanic) 15.9 14.9 16.8 992
Black (Non-Hispanic) 4.3 3.5 5.2 95
American Indian (Non-Hispanic) ** 16
Other (Non-Hispanic) ** 1
Hispanic ** 19

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. 

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Definition

Poisonings include all resident deaths where an unintentional poisoning was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of unintentional poisoning deaths (ICD-10: X40-X49)
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/05/2013


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