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PHY8.A Adolescent injury and mortality: Emergency department visit rates for adolescents ages 15–19 by leading causes of injury, 2000–2001 through 2012–2013

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(Emergency department visits per 1,000 adolescents ages 15–19)
Characteristic 2000–2001 2002–2003 2004–2005 2006–2007 2008–2009 2010–2011 2012–2013
All injury visitsa 172.9 150.2 161.3 148.5 155.4 152.9 135.1
All initial injury visitsb 138.6 147.2 131.7 140.3 137.9 123.5
Leading causes of injury visitsc
Cut or pierced from instrument or object 18.1 11.6 12.5 8.7 11.3 9.8 6.5
Unintentional 16.3 10.2 10.7 6.9 9.6 7.0 5.9
Falld 19.4 17.2 23.4 20.4 23.9 21.6 21.5
Motor vehicle trafficd 32.0 24.4 22.9 22.7 18.8 21.6 18.0
Natural or environmental factorsd, e 7.1 5.6 5.8 5.7 6.9 5.2 6.1
Overexertiond 7.4 5.6 7.3 7.2 8.9 9.9 9.6
Poisoning 5.7 6.2 5.2 4.6 6.3 4.7 3.1
Unintentional 3.0 3.2 2.2 1.9 3.1
Self-inflicted 2.1 2.7 2.6 1.7 2.7 1.6
Struck by/against an object or person 40.8 32.7 28.8 24.2 30.4 28.2 23.0
Unintentional 30.9 25.7 20.7 18.1 21.0 20.7 16.6
Assault 9.9 6.8 8.1 5.8 9.3 6.9 6.2
— Not available.
‡ Reporting standards not met; estimate is considered unreliable.
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 2012–2013, 91 percent of injury-related emergency department visits were an initial visit.
c Data for 2000–2001 are for all injury visits. Data for 2002–2003 to 2012–2013 are for initial visits only. Initial visit status was imputed for 2005 and 2006.
d Falls, motor vehicle traffic, natural or environmental factors, and overexertion were unintentional for 99 to 100 percent of the visits.
e Insect or animal bites accounted for the majority of emergency department visits caused by natural or environmental factors.
NOTE: Some estimates have been revised from previous publications. Rates are average annual.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.