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Minnesota Injury Facts, 2007 Edition: Injuries by Gender

Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death in Minnesota by Gender, 2002-2006

Men
Cause Number Percent
Motor vehicle traffic 2,042 39.5
Fall 1,265 24.5
Poisoning 683 13.2
Drowning 193 3.7
Suffocation 171 3.3
ATV/Snowmobile, nontraffic 130 2.5
Fire/flame 99 1.9
Land transport, other 96 1.9
Natural/environmental 82 1.6
Struck by/against 76 1.5

Total number of deaths from all causes: 5,171

Women
Cause Number Percent
Fall 1,523 47.2
Motor vehicle traffic 1,016 31.5
Poisoning 279 8.6
Suffocation 105 3.3
Fire/flame 73 2.3
Drowning 52 1.6
Natural/environmental 52 1.6
Pedestrian, other 27 0.8
Land transport, other 23 0.7
Aircraft 14 0.4

Total number of deaths from all causes: 3,229

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