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Minnesota Injury Facts, 2005 Edition: Injuries by Gender

Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death in Minnesota by Gender, 2000-2004

Men
Cause Number Percent
Motor vehicle traffic 2,068 40.5
Fall 1,163 22.8
Poisoning 573 11.2
Drowning 197 3.9
Suffocation 173 3.4
ATV/Snowmobile, nontraffic 114 2.2
Fire/flame 110 2.2
Land transport, other 105 2.1
Natural/environmental 95 1.9

Total number of deaths from all causes: 5,105

Women
Cause Number Percent
Fall 1,372 43.9
Motor vehicle traffic 1,076 34.4
Poisoning 218 7
Suffocation 114 3.6
Fire/flame 64 2
Natural/environmental 61 2
Drowning 51 1.6
Late effects of causes other than transport and fall 38 1.2
Land transport, other 23 0.7
Total number of deaths from all causes 3,128

Total number of deaths from all causes: 3,128

Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Additional Pages
Fatal injuries, Minnesota
Non-fatal injuries, Minnesota
All injuries, U.S.
  • Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/duip.htm


  • Traffic injuries, Minnesota
    Traffic injuries, U.S.
  • National Center for Statistics and Analysis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. DOT, http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/


  • Workplace injuries, Minnesota
    Workplace injuries, U.S.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/bls/safety.htm
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/chartbook/


  • Injuries in the home, Minnesota
    Injuries in the home, U.S.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission, http://www.cpsc.gov/LIBRARY/data.html


  • Recreational injuries, Minnesota
    Recreational injuries, U.S.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission, http://www.cpsc.gov/LIBRARY/data.html


  • Minnesota injuries by age
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 1-19
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 20-39
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 40-59
  • Minnesota Injury Facts, Ages 60-85+

  • Minnesota Department of Health:
  • Emergency Department-treated Traumatic Brain Injury, Minnesota 1998 - 2003 (PDF, 708 KB, 28 pages)
  • Nonfatal Hospitalized Traumatic Brain Injury, Minnesota 1998 - 2003 (PDF, 241 KB, 28 pages)
  • Ten Leading Causes of Nonfatal Hospitalized Injury by Age Group, Minnesota 1998-2001
  • Ten Leading Causes of Nonfatal ED-treated Injury by Age Group, Minnesota 1998-2001


  • Minnesota injuries by costs
  • Minnesota Department of Health, http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/pub/ed2001/index.cfm (see "Impact")
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety, http://www.dps.state.mn.us/ots/crashdata/codes_project.asp


  • Prevention recommendations