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Important Facts for Injury - Unintentional Injury Hospitalization

Definition

Inpatient hospital stays due to all causes of unintentional injury

Numerator

Number of unintentional injury hospital discharges. (ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929)

Denominator

The mid-year estimated population of New Mexico

Why Is This Important?

Between 1999 and 2010, unintentional injuries were consistently the leading cause of death among people 1 to 44 years of age in New Mexico. The number of unintentional injury hospitalizations among all ages ranged from 4,650 in 1999 to 7,448 in 2006. Even more people visit the emergency department and physician offices or clinics for unintentional injuries each year.

Healthy People Objective: IVP-12, Reduce nonfatal unintentional injuries

U.S. Target: 8,297.4 injuries per 100,000 population
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Content updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:01:57 MST