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Injury Mortality
National Summary of Injury Mortality Data
1986-1992






Summary: This is a CDC summary by mortality rates for pedal cyclists from 1986 to 1992. The drop in numbers after 1989 was substantial, particularly for kids under 14. That may reflect the extensive Safe Kids helmet campaign in 1989.




Data Source:
National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics


Produced by
Office of Statistics, Programming, and Graphics
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
4770 Buford Highway - K59
Atlanta, GA 30341
(Contact: Steve James 404-488-4656)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
February 1995


Introduction

The National Summary of Injury Mortality Data provides tabulations of the total numbers of deaths and the mortality rates per 100,000 population for major and other selected external causes of death from injury, by race, gender, and age groupings. There are two sets of tables. The first set presents national data on injury mortality for 1986 through 1992 and will allow the user to assess short-term trends in numbers of deaths and mortality rates. The second set of tables summarizes national and state data for 1992 on the eight major causes of Injury mortality. The state tables provide a means of comparing the relative magnitude of deaths from these major causes within and across states.

The numbers of deaths by external cause of injury (International Classification of Disease-9th Revision, E-Godes [1]) are from the annual mortality data tapes of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We used population data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census to calculate death rates for 1985 through 1990. Intercensal population estimates were used for 1985 through 1989 and decennial census population counts for 1990. For 1991 and 1992, we used Demo-Detail postcensal population estimates. (For information about the postcensal population estimates, contact Richard Irwin, Director, Demo-Detail, 2303 Apple Hill Road, Alexandria, VA 22308, Phone No. 703-780-9563.)

We computed age-adjusted rates by the direct method and standardized to the total U.S. population as enumerated in 1940. This method and the standard year of 1940 were used to be consistent with data reported by NCHS and with data being tracked for the year 2000 objectives of the U.S. Public Health Service (2). Our age-adjusted death rates may differ slightly from those of NCHS because we used 5-year age categories, as presented in our tables, for calculations and NCHS used 10-year age groups (3).

For the convenience of the user, we have provided mortality rates for each of the race-gender-age groupings In which one or more deaths occurred. (Note: They did, but we did not! See phone number below for more tables. - BHSI) However, because NCHS considers rates based on 20 or fewer deaths to be statistically unreliable, such rates should be regarded with caution. For further details on this and other statistical issues, please refer to the Advance Report of Final Mortality Statistics, 1992 (3). (To obtain a copy of this report, contact NCHS at 301-436-8500).


Pedal Cyclist Deaths and Rates per 100.000

For Years 1988-1992
All Races / Both genders



AGE       1988         1989       1990          1991         1992
YRS     No. Rate     No. Rate   No.  Rate     No. Rate     No. Rate

0-4      18  .10      17  .09     18  .10      14  .07      10  .05
5-9     157  .88     129  .72    104  .58     106  .58      99  .54
10-14   186 1.13     180 1.07    149  .87     161  .91     151  .83
15-19   136  .73     114  .63    124  .69      80  .47      68  .40
20-24    86  .44      68  .35     65  .34      79  .41      48  .25
25-29    69  .32      69  .32    100  .47      60  .29      50  .25
30-34    58  .27      68  .31     63  .29      71  .32      59  .26
35-39    52  .27      44  .23     67  .34      74  .36      58  .27
40-44    33  .20      38  .22     45  .26      39  .21      42  .22
45-49    29  .22      23  .17     37  .27      49  .35      41  .27
50-54    19  .17      19  .17     23  .20      33  .28      26  .22
55-59    19  .18      21  .20     19  .18      26  .25      32  .31
60-64    16  .15      17  .16     26  .24      25  .24      19  .18
65-69    19  .19      12  .12     27  .27      28  .28      23  .23
70-74    22  .28      17  .22     17  .21      22  .27      16  .19
75-79    16  .27      19  .32     16  .26      19  .30      13  .20
80-84     5  .14      12  .31      9  .23      11  .27      14  .34
85+       7  .24       3  .10      7  .23       3  .10       8  .25
UNK AGE      2            0           1            3            0

TOTAL*     949   .39    870  .35    917  .37     903  .36     777  .30
AgeAdj**         .42         .38         .39          .38          .32


  *Total number and crude rate include unknown age.

 **Age-adjusted rate excludes unknown age. Standard population is 1940 
U.S. all races/both genders.

Data Sources
National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Data Tapes for number of 
deaths; U.S. Bureau of Census population estimates; intercensal data are 
used for 1984-1989 and decennial census data are used for 1990. Demo-Detail 
postcensal population estimates are used for 1991-92.





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