State-Level Economic Costs of Fatal Injuries — United States, 2019
Peterson, C., Luo, F., & Florence, C.
Unintentional and violence-related injury fatalities, including suicide, homicide, overdoses, motor vehicle crashes, and falls, were among the 10 leading causes of death for all age groups in the United States in 2019. There were 246,041 injury deaths in 2019 (unintentional injury was the most frequent cause of death after heart disease and cancer) with an economic cost of $2.2 trillion. Extending a national analysis, CDC examined state-level economic costs of fatal injuries based on medical care costs and the value of statistical life assigned to 2019 injury records from the CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).