Unintentional injury is injury not intended as self-harm or as intentional harm to another person
In 2017 (most current national injury data), Florida’s age-adjusted injury rate for all injuries was 8.03 percent higher than the national average. Florida's rates were 13.43 percent higher than the national average for unintentional injuries, 0.69 percent higher for violence-related injuries. Compared with the nation's six most populous states, Florida's injury death rates were highest in the following categories: motor vehicle injuries, falls, drowning, pedestrian, and pedal cyclist.
In 2021, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths From Unintentional Injury (All) in Alachua County was 56.1 compared to Florida at 72.8. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Alachua County is in the first quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about three quarters of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths From Unintentional Injury, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2021
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Unintentional Injury, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year