Poisoning by external causes such as drugs, medications and biological substances. An unintentional poisoning occurs when a person takes too much of a substance and did not mean to cause harm.
Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like poisoning, helps keep our children safe and secure and helps them live to their full potential. Among adults, deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States.
In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths From Unintentional Poisoning (All) in Alachua County was 17.8 compared to Florida at 33.9. 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 Poisoning, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Unintentional Poisoning, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year