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Indicator 3.9.3: Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning

US crude rate of death due to unintentional poisoning


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Actual indicator available Crude and age-adjusted rates of death due to unintentional poisoning
Actual indicator available - description Crude and age-adjusted rate of deaths per year due to suicide expressed per 100,000 population
Date of national source publication December, 2016
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source
U.S. method of computation Number of deaths attributable to unintentional poisoning (ICD 10 code X40-X49) divided by the population and expressed per 100,000 population. Rates are age-adjusted using the direct method of applying age-specific death rates to the U.S. standard population distribution. See Rates for more detail.
Comments and limitations Rates were generated by CDC Wonder using the Underlying Cause of Death mortality files. Rates were selected based on the Injury Intent and Mechanism list with mechanism set to 'Poisoning'
Date metadata updated December, 2017
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period 1999-2015
Scheduled update by SDG team

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Indicator name Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning
Target name By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency WHO (Partnering Agencies: UNEP)
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Organisation National Center for Health Statistics, Underlying Cause of Death File
Agency Staff Name Mortality Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics
Agency Survey Dataset National Center for Health Statistics, Underlying Cause of Death File
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