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Table 2 Injury deaths and mortality rates per 100,000, by age-group.

From: Pattern of injury mortality by age-group in children aged 0–14 years in Scotland, 2002–2006, and its implications for prevention

Age (years) Injury cause (ICD-10 code) Proportion of injury deaths in age-group attributed to cause (n, MR) Proportion of cause in age-group
0–14 Pedestrian road traffic injuries (V01–09) 19% (36, 0.83) 100%
  Non-pedestrian road traffic injuries (V10–29, V40–49, V70–79) 15% (28, 0.64) 100%
  Assault/homicide (including undetermined intent in <1 & 1–4 age-groups) X85-Y09 (Y10–34) 14% (26, 0.60) 100%
  Suffocation (including choking/asphyxiation) (W75–84) 12% (22, 0.50) 100%
  Fire (X00–09) 11% (21, 0.48) 100%
  Falls (W00–19) 7% (13, 0.30) 100%
  Drowning (W65–74) 6% (12, 0.28) 100%
  *Suicide (incl. undetermined intent in age 10–14) X60–84 (Y10–34) 6% (12, 0.28) 100%
  **Other unintentional injuries 5% (9, 0.21) 100%
  Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20–49) 2% (4, 0.10) 100%
  Poisoning (X40–49) 2% (3, 0.07) 100%
  All causes 100% (186, 4.27) 100%
  Unintentional 80% (148, 3.39) 100%
  Intentional (X60–84, X85-Y09, Y10–34) 20% (38, 0.87) 100%
1–14 Pedestrian road traffic injuries 22% (36,0.88) 100%
  Non-pedestrian road traffic injuries 17% (28, 0.68) 100%
  Fire 12% (20, 0.49) 95%
  Suffocation (including choking/asphyxiation) 11% (18, 0.44) 82%
  Assault/homicide (incl. undetermined intent in 1–4 age-group) 10% (17, 0.41) 65%
  Suicide (incl. undetermined intent in age 10–14) 7% (12, 0.29) 100%
  Falls 7% (11, 0.27) 85%
  Drowning 6% (10, 0.24) 83%
  Other unintentional injuries 5% (8, 0.2) 89%
  Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces 2% (4, 0.1) 100%
  Poisoning 2% (3, 0.07) 100%
  All causes 100% (167, 4.08) 90%
  Unintentional 83% (138, 3.37) 93%
  Intentional 17% (29, 0.71) 76%
<1 Assault/homicide (incl. undetermined intent***) 47% (9, 3.38) 35%
  Suffocation (including choking/asphyxiation) 21% (4, 1.50) 18%
  Drowning 11% (2, 0.75) 17%
  Falls 11% (2, 0.75) 15%
  Fire 5% (1, 0.38) 5%
  Other unintentional injuries 5% (1, 0.38) 11%
  All causes 100% (19, 7.14) 10%
  Unintentional 53% (10, 3.76) 7%
  Intentional 47% (9, 3.38) 24%
1–4 Fire 28% (13, 1.22) 62%
  Assault/homicide (including undetermined intent****) 19% (9, 0.85) 35%
  Suffocation (including choking/asphyxiation) 19% (9, 0.85) 41%
  Pedestrian road traffic injuries 11% (5, 0.47) 14%
  Non-pedestrian road traffic injuries 9% (4, 0.38) 14%
  Drowning 4% (2, 0.19) 17%
  Falls 4% (2, 0.19) 15%
  Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces 2% (1, 0.09) 25%
  Other unintentional injuries 2% (1, 0.09) 11%
  Poisoning 2% (1, 0.09) 33%
  All causes 100% (47, 4.42) 25%
  Unintentional 81% (38, 3.57) 26%
  Intentional 19% (9, 0.85) 24%
5–9 Pedestrian road traffic injuries 30% (14, 0.97) 39%
  Non-pedestrian road traffic injuries 20% (9, 0.62) 32%
  Assault/homicide ***** (X85-Y09) 11% (5, 0.35) 23%
  Fire 11% (5, 0.35) 24%
  Drowning 7% (3, 0.21) 25%
  Falls 7% (3, 0.21) 23%
  Other unintentional injuries 7% (3, 0.21) 33%
  Suffocation (including choking/asphyxiation) 4% (2, 0.14) 9%
  Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces 2% (1, 0.07) 25%
  Poisoning 2% (1, 0.07) 33%
  All causes 100% (46, 3.18) 25%
  Unintentional 89% (41, 2.83) 28%
  Intentional 11% (5, 0.35) 13%
10–14 Pedestrian road traffic injuries 23% (17, 1.07) 47%
  Non-pedestrian road traffic injuries 20% (15, 0.95) 54%
  Suicide (including undetermined intent) 16% (12, 0.76) 100%
  Suffocation (including choking/asphyxiation) 9% (7, 0.44) 32%
  Falls 8% (6, 0.38) 46%
  Drowning 7% (5, 0.32) 42%
  Other unintentional injuries 5% (4, 0.26) 44%
  Assault/homicide (X85-Y09) 4% (3, 0.19) 14%
  Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces 3% (2, 0.13) 50%
  Fire 3% (2, 0.13) 10%
  Poisoning 1% (1, 0.06) 33%
  All causes 100% (74, 4.67) 40%
  Unintentional 80% (59, 3.72) 40%
  Intentional 20% (15, 0.95) 39%
  1. Children aged 0–14 years, Scotland, 2002–2006.
  2. Ordered by descending mortality rate. Includes proportions of all injuries attributable to cause by age-group and proportions of cause occurring in age-group.
  3. * The 10–14 age-group was the only one with suicide (includes injuries of undetermined intent: n = 3, MR 0.19, 4% of injury deaths in 10–14 year-olds.) ** Other unintentional injuries comprises: Other land transport accidents, Water transport accidents, Exposure to animate mechanical forces, Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure, Exposure to forces of nature, Complications of medical and surgical care, Sequelae of external causes of morbidity and mortality. ICD-10 codes: V80–89, V90–94, W50–64, W85–99, X30–39, Y40–84, Y85–89 respectively (n = 2,1,1,1,2,1,1 (age 0–14)). *** n = 1, MR 0.38, 5% of injury deaths in infants. **** n = 3, MR 0.28, 6% of injury deaths in 1–4 year-olds. ***** There were no injuries of undetermined intent in the 5–9 age-group.