Friday, May 17, 2024

Death's Grip

The rate of preventable injury-related deaths occurring in or around the home has increased 253% since 1999. This rapid increase has erased the progress made over many decades. Between 1928 and 1990, the death rate decreased 65%, from 25 per 100,000 population in 1928 to 8.6 in 1990. In the last 10 years, the death rate has increased 86% while the number of deaths increased 96%. This increase in deaths is largely driven by increases in unintentional poisonings and falls.