Trends in Injury Deaths in the United States, Canada, and Australia from 2000 to 2014

July 07, 2017

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new study that looks at trends in injury deaths in the U.S., Canada, and Australia from 2000 to 2014. Published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the study compared trends for five major causes of injury-related deaths—falls, motor vehicle traffic, homicides, suicides, and unintentional poisoning. It found that the suicide rate in the U.S. was the lowest of the three countries in 2000, but rose 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. By 2012, the rate was 14 percent higher than Australia and Canada. The study abstract is available here.