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Minnesota Injury Facts, 2008 Edition: Injuries by Gender

Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death in Minnesota by Gender, 2003-2007

Men
Cause Number Percent
Motor vehicle traffic 1,931 37.2
Fall 1,331 25.7
Poisoning 749 14.4
Drowning 191 3.7
Suffocation 181 3.5
ATV/Snowmobile, nontraffic 123 2.4
Natural/environmental 91 1.8
Land transport, other 86 1.7
Fire/flame 83 1.6

Total number of deaths from all unintentional injury causes: 5,188

Women
Cause Number Percent
Fall 1,574 47.2
Motor vehicle traffic 941 28.2
Poisoning 326 9.8
Suffocation 114 3.4
Unspecified 95 2.8
Fire/flame 68 2
Natural/environmental 46 1.4
Drowning 45 1.3
Pedestrian, other 28 0.8
Land transport, other 23 0.7
ATV/Snowmobile, nontraffic 15 0.4

Total number of deaths from all unintentional injury causes: 3,335

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