External causes of death include intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning (including drug overdose), and complication of medical or surgical care.
Unintentional injuries and violence are among the top 15 killers for Americans of all ages. Many people accept them as accidents or fate. However, most events resulting in injury, disability, or death are predictable and preventable.
In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths from All External Causes (All) in Alachua County was 82.4 compared to Florida at 90.0. 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 second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about half of the counties, and it occurs less often in about one quarter 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 All External Causes, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Age-adjusted Deaths from All External Causes, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year