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Health Indicator Report of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Deaths

In Utah during 2022, motor vehicle traffic crashes (MVTCs) accounted for 310 deaths. This was a decrease from 331 deaths in 2021. MVTCs were one of the main injury causes of death.

Notes

ICD-10 codes V02-04 [.1-.9], V09.2, V12-14 [.3-.9], V19 [.4-.6], V20-28 [.3-.9], V29-79 [.4-.9], V80 [.3-.5], V81-82 [.1], V83-86 [.0-.3], V87 [.0-.8], V89.2.   [[br]][[br]] Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health and Human Services
  • For years 2020 and later, the population estimates are provided by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah state and county annual population estimates are by single year of age and sex, IBIS Version 2022
  • Population Estimates for 2000-2019: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2020
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)

Definition

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths among Utah residents per 100,000. ICD-10 codes V02-04 [.1-.9], V09.2, V12-14 [.3-.9], V19 [.4-.6], V20-28 [.3-.9], V29-79 [.4-.9], V80 [.3-.5], V81-82 [.1], V83-86 [.0-.3], V87 [.0-.8], V89.2.

Numerator

Number of Utah resident deaths due to motor vehicle traffic crashes.

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population of Utah.

Other Objectives

Utah's 42 Community Health Indicators

How Are We Doing?

The motor vehicle traffic crash (MVTC) death rate was 9.2 deaths per 100,000 population in 2022. This was a 10.8% decrease from the 2021 rate of 10.2 which was the highest rate since 2008. The 2013 rate (7.2) was the lowest in the last ten years. (All rates are age-adjusted.)

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2021 (the most recent year for U.S. data), Utah had a lower rate of MVTC deaths (10.2 deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted) than the U.S. (13.3). Utah has had a lower MVTC death rate per population than the U.S. since 2001.^1^[[br]] [[br]] ---- ---- 1. CDC Injury Control and Prevention: Data & Statistics (WISQARS); Fatal Injury Reports, [http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/fatal.html]

What Is Being Done?

The Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) provides funding to the 13 local health departments in Utah to implement motor vehicle safety programs and Safe Kids coalitions/chapters activities. These programs focus on child passenger safety and teen driving. The VIPP partners with the Utah Teen Driving Safety Task Force, Zero Fatalities Program, and Utah Highway Safety Office, among other state and local agencies to prevent MVTC deaths. For the past several years, a book has been published that tells the stories of teens who died in motor vehicle-related crashes. The book is distributed to each drivers education instructor in the state as a prevention tool. The book can be downloaded at: [https://vipp.health.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/Smart-teen-driving.pdf]. Many other partners play a role in the prevention of motor vehicle traffic crash deaths including the Utah Department of Public Safety, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah legislature, law enforcement, media, vehicle manufacturers, emergency response, and medical treatment.

Available Services

Call 1-888-DASH-2-DOT or visit [https://cert.safekids.org/] to locate the certified child passenger safety technician nearest you. Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Utah Department of Health and Human Services[[br]] 801-538-6141[[br]] [http://vipp.health.utah.gov/] Safe Kids Utah[[br]] Service provided: child safety seat inspection, booster seat inspection[[br]] 801-538-6852[[br]] [http://safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-utah/] Zero Fatalities Program[[br]] [https://zerofatalities.com/] Utah Highway Safety Office[[br]] 801-293-2480[[br]] [https://highwaysafety.utah.gov/] Utah Safety Council[[br]] Service provided: defensive driving course[[br]] 801-262-5400[[br]] [http://www.utahsafetycouncil.org] '''NATIONAL WEB SITES:'''[[br]] [[br]] Governors Highway Safety Association[[br]] [http://www.ghsa.org/] National Center for Injury Prevention and Control[[br]] [http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html] National Highway Transportation Safety Administration[[br]] [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/] Safe Kids USA[[br]] [https://www.safekids.org/safe-kids-coalitions-united-states] Children's Safety Network[[br]] [http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org] U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission[[br]] [http://www.cpsc.gov/]

Health Program Information

The Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) mission is to be "a trusted and comprehensive resource for data and technical assistance related to violence and injury. With this information, we help promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health."

Page Content Updated On 04/19/2024, Published on 04/29/2024
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