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PHY8.A Adolescent injury and mortality: Emergency department visit rates for adolescents ages 15–19 by leading causes of injury, 1995–2010

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(Emergency department visits per 1,000 adolescents ages 15–19)
Characteristic 1995–1996 1997–1998 1999–2000 2001–2002 2003–2004 2005–2006 2007–2008 2009–2010
All injury visitsa 179.8 170.9 178.4 154.4 160.7 161.4 157.2 154.2
All initial injury visitsb 141.5 148.2 147.5 137.1 141.0
Leading causes of injury visitsc
Cut or pierced from instrument or object 16.2 18.2 18.0 12.4 12.4 12.4 9.7 10.0
Unintentional 14.0 15.2 15.6 11.0 11.1 10.0 8.6 7.8
Falld 24.8 20.6 21.1 16.0 20.4 22.3 25.5 20.4
Motor vehicle trafficd 32.9 32.3 32.7 26.0 24.6 24.1 21.0 21.8
Natural or environmental factorsd,e 5.6 4.4 7.1 5.2 6.9 5.9 5.4 6.8
Overexertiond 7.4 4.8 7.3 5.9 7.0 8.1 6.8 10.5
Poisoning 4.3 5.9 4.3 5.7 6.4 5.4 6.0 5.0
Unintentional 2.9 3.0 1.8 3.3 2.3 2.9 1.3 2.3
Intentional, self-inflicted 1.4 2.0 2.2 2.0 3.4 1.7 3.1 1.4
Struck by/against an object or person 35.1 44.3 41.4 34.8 32.6 26.0 28.5 30.9
Unintentional 25.3 37.2 32.1 27.2 24.9 19.1 20.4 21.3
Assault 9.7 6.9 9.2 7.5 7.7 6.6 7.9 9.0
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a Any emergency department visit where there is a valid first-listed injury diagnosis code or a valid first-listed external cause code.
b In 2009–2010, some 91 percent of injury-related emergency department visits were an initial visit.
c Data for 2001–2010 include initial visits only. Initial visit status was imputed in 2005–2006.
d Falls, motor vehicle traffic, natural or environmental factors, and overexertion were unintentional for 99–100 percent of the visits.
e Insect or animal bites accounted for the majority of emergency department visits caused by natural or environmental factors.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.