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Minnesota Injury Facts, 2009-2010 Edition: Injuries by Gender

Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death in Minnesota by Gender, 2004-2008

Men
Cause Number Percent
Motor vehicle traffic 1,897 34.3
Fall 1,459 26.4
Poisoning 912 16.5
Suffocation 242 4.4
Drowning 189 3.4
ATV/Snowmobile, nontraffic 117 2.1
Natural/environmental 97 1.8
Fire/flame 92 1.7
Machinery 74 1.3
Unspecified 103 1.9

Total number of deaths from all unintentional injury causes: 5,533

Women
Cause Number Percent
Fall 1,701 47
Motor vehicle traffic 910 25.1
Poisoning 408 11.3
Suffocation 141 3.9
Fire/flame 61 1.7
Drowning 50 1.4
Natural/environmental 46 1.3
Pedestrian, other 23 0.6
ATV/Snowmobile, nontraffic 20 0.6
Unspecified 195 5.4

Total number of deaths from all unintentional injury causes: 3,623

Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Additional Pages
Minnesota Injury Facts, 2009-2010 Homepage

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.nhtsa.gov/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/2004-146/


  • 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