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Injury Facts About Region IX:

In 1996 (the most recent year data for all states is available) ...

  • Approximately 21,000 people of all ages in Region IX lost their lives as a result of injuries.


  • Sixty-six Arizona teenagers ages 15-19 died of motor vehicle occupant injuries at a rate of 21 deaths per 100,000 teens.


  • Unintentional firearm injury deaths in Nevada were highest among 20-24 year olds at a rate of 47 per 100,000.


  • The highest motor vehicle occupant death rate in Nevada was among 20-24 year olds at a rate of 31.3 per 100,000.


  • There were 23 unintentional drowning deaths to children less than 4 years of age in Arizona at a rate of 6.7 per 100,000.


  • The highest motor vehicle occupant death rates in California were among 15-19,20-24, and 80-84 year-olds.  The rates were 15.3, 15.2, and 15.5 deaths per 100,000 respectively.


  • The highest number of motor vehicle occupant deaths in Hawaii were among 15-19 year olds at a rate of 21 deaths per 100,000 teens.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics



Additional Data Available

Charts of Trends of Fatal Injuries to Adolescents in Region IX States

Rev. 15-Nov-1999 09:51 PM