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Death Rate due to Motor Vehicle Collisions
Shows the death rate per 100,000 population due to motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death a in the U.S (CDC). More than 2.5 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2012. The economic impact is also notable: in a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with injuries from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $80 billion.
Measurement Period: 2015
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce the motor vehicle crash-related death rate to 12.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
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