Safety / Accidental Death

Accidental Death

Nationally, injuries are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 44, and are a leading cause of disability for the general population.1

For this report, accidental death rates are calculated as rates expressed as resident deaths per 100,000 people and to ensure comparison of standard populations, all rates given are age-adjusted.

The data dashboard below shows current and recent trend data for rate of accidental death in Forsyth County.

Dashboard: Accidental Death Rates

Key Point: Rate of Accidental Death in Recent Years

  • In 2016, Forsyth County had 50 accidental deaths per every 100,000 residents.

Key Point: Disparities Present in Accidental Death Rates by Gender

  • Males have a significantly higher rate of accidental death than females.

Key Point: Disparities Present in Accidental Death Rates by Race/Ethnicity

  • White, non-Hispanic residents have a significantly higher rate of accidental death compared to African American residents.
Notes on Data

This report has been produced to support grant writing efforts. As such, the validity and reliability of the data in this report has not been rigorously statistically tested. Forsyth Futures does not support the use of this data for specific programmatic planning. If you are interested in using data from this report for more rigorous purposes, please contact for a consultation on how best to proceed.

Literature References
  1. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2015, December 16). Injury and Violence: Overview and Impact. Retrieved from
Data Sources

United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2016 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2017.

Data are compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.