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Injury Statistics in the United States

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) considers injuries to be a serious health problem in the US. The NCHS is committed to identifying and tracking injury related health problems and to document the impact of injuries on the health of Americans. To this they keep meticulous records on injuries statistics in the United States.

According to the NCHS, annually in the US there are:

  • 162,000 injury related deaths
  • 1,903,000 injury related hospital discharges
  • 29,529,000 injury related emergency room visits
  • 31,128,000 injury related doctor visits
  • 3,852,000 injury related outpatient visits

Accidental or unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans under 35 years of age. Accidental or unintentional injury deaths are ranked as the 5th leading cause death in the US. Accidental or unintentional injury deaths rank higher than deaths from suicide or homicide across all age groups.

The NCHS estimates that nearly 40 percent of all self-reported cases of non-fatal injuries take place during sports or leisure activities and 44 percent take place in or around the home.

Average annual emergency room visit by injury:

  • 6,095,000 for superficial injuries and contusions
  • 5,756,000 for open wounds
  • 5,510,000 for strains or sprains
  • 3,443,000 for fractures
  • 359,000 for internal organ injuries

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