Five Leading Causes of Injury Non-fatal Emergency Department Visit (treat & release, or transfer to another facility)
in California, 2015
All Ages
 
All Ages
Rank
Cause Of Injury
Number of Injuries
Population
Rate
1
Unintentional - Fall
794,868
39,059,415
2,035.0
2
Unintentional - Struck by Object
321,780
39,059,415
823.8
3
Unintentional - MVT, Occupant
216,289
39,059,415
553.7
4
Unintentional - Cut/Pierce
168,616
39,059,415
431.7
5
Unintentional - Overexertion
156,045
39,059,415
399.5
Source: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Emergency Department Data
Prepared by: California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
Report generated from http://epicenter.cdph.ca.gov on: February 23, 2024
• 2015 Non-Fatal Hospitalization and ED data are not comparable to data from prior years. For 2015, EpiCenter has mapped fourth quarter ICD-10-DM coded data to ICD-9-CM injury categories.
• Injury data are coded to the ICD-9 classification system, except for deaths after 1998, which are coded to the ICD-10. To avoid making invalid comparisons, see
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