Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 948–953 | Cite as

Unintentional Struck by/Struck Against Injury Mortality in the United States, 1999–2006

Original Paper


Our study described demographics and trend analysis in unintentional struck by/struck against fatalities in the United States from 1999 to 2006, and identifies the changes in deaths for specific population subgroups. Mortality data came from the CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System. Trends during 1999–2006 were analyzed by gender, age group and race. Annual percentage change in deaths/rates and log-linear regression was used for time-trend analysis from 1999 to 2006, and examines its significance. During 1999–2006, there were 7,049 deaths; 6,236 (88.5%; 0.56 per 100,000) males, 6,180 (87.7%; 0.32 per 100,000) whites, and 1,925 (27.3%) aged 45–59 years. Overall deaths declined by 4.4% during 1999 to 2006 (P = 0.047 for time-related trend). The proportion of deaths was almost similar among males and females (1.1% vs. 0.3%; P = 0.58), and whites and blacks (0.8% vs. 0.7%; P = 0.44). Almost 21% of all deaths occur in only three states of the US i.e., Texas (n = 592; 0.35 per 100,000), California (n = 513; 0.18) and Florida (n = 375; 0.28). Sub-group analysis showed, injury mortality decreased 5% in males and 1% in females, this change was not statistically significant overtime in both sexes. Prevention efforts for struck by/struck against fatalities should be strengthened and surveillance for these deaths should continue to follow future trends.

Key words

Struck by Unintentional Fatal Trends United States 


Conflict of interest

None declared.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineWest Virginia University School of Medicine, Health Science CenterMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Stanford Center for Professional DevelopmentStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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