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Minnesota Injury Facts, 2006 Edition: Injuries by Gender

Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death in Minnesota by Gender, 2001-2005

Men
Cause Number Percent
Motor vehicle traffic 2,069 39.5
Fall 1,236 23.6
Poisoning 638 12.2
Drowning 196 3.7
Suffocation 167 3.2
ATV/Snowmobile, nontraffic 125 2.4
Fire/flame 104 2
Natural/environmental 90 1.7
Land transport, other 88 1.7
Struck by/against 77 1.5
Machinery 68 1.3

Total number of deaths from all causes: 5,238

Women
Cause Number Percent
Fall 1,459 45.6
Motor vehicle traffic 1,026 32.1
Poisoning 249 7.8
Suffocation 105 3.3
Fire/flame 70 2.2
Natural/environmental 53 1.7
Drowning 48 1.5
Late effects of causes other than transport and fall 40 1.3
Land transport, other 23 0.7

Total number of deaths from all causes: 3,197

Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Additional Pages
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