Table 2

Top four causes of death from unintentional injuries: ranking of injury types by age group and region

1–4 Years5–9 Years10–14 Years15–19 Years
CauseDeath countMale (%)CauseDeath countMale (%)CauseDeath countMale (%)CauseDeath countMale (%)
Global
Drowning64 33463.3Road traffic injuries31 22464.1Road traffic injuries27 12164.1Road traffic injuries95 12177.3
Road traffic injuries57 00062.0Drowning22 43268.9Drowning18 35268.6Drowning30 14376.6
Fire48 07357.5Fire11 95248.1Fire679742.3Fire23 38727.7
Falls22 60860.1Falls763364.0Falls636569.4Other unintentional injuries*13 08679.0
South Asia
Drowning24 01957.5Drowning951268.1Road traffic injuries861963.3Road traffic injuries25 54482.0
Road traffic injuries789256.7Road traffic injuries839766.6Drowning655161.9Fire18 65121.9
Fire750255.7Fire581040.4Fire409834.5Drowning10 70564.5
Falls506753.7Falls383664.8Falls357770.1Poisoning481549.8
Southeast Asia
Drowning464668.3Road traffic injuries214265.4Road traffic injuries240765.5Road traffic injuries11 47580.4
Road traffic injuries268463.9Drowning194069.3Drowning163167.9Drowning256584.2
Other unintentional injuries*123161.3Other unintentional injuries*54562.0Other unintentional injuries*57964.3Other unintentional injuries*122682.4
Fire102454.6Fire29747.8Falls32658.3Other transport injuries66980.3
Western Africa
Road traffic injuries23 45463.3Road traffic injuries612063.6Road traffic injuries310562.5Road traffic injuries800866.8
Fire22 10055.5Fire293459.1Fire85958.7Fire105845.7
Falls967760.7Falls154467.2Falls78166.5Drowning82172.1
Drowning554367.3Drowning96364.5Drowning65665.7Falls80670.7
Latin America (C)
Drowning117062.5Road traffic injuries93362.3Road traffic injuries105369.0Road traffic injuries338080.0
Road traffic injuries115758.0Drowning40572.6Drowning52673.0Drowning118288.8
Other unintentional injuries*79556.5Other unintentional injuries*22264.9Other unintentional injuries*25869.0Other unintentional injuries*57281.5
Fire34357.7Falls9670.8Falls9576.8Falls20186.6
USA and Canada
Road traffic injuries66556.5Road traffic injuries54357.8Road traffic injuries67561.8Road traffic injuries462767.9
Drowning53765.4Drowning16071.9Drowning14975.2Drowning40389.8
Fire32858.2Fire15153.6Other transport injuries12869.5Poisonings29771.4
Other unintentional injuries*19660.7Other transport injuries5858.6Fire8253.7Other transport injuries25276.6
Western Europe
Road traffic injuries26257.2Road traffic injuries26562.6Road traffic injuries40861.8Road traffic injuries269976.2
Drowning18368.9Drowning8476.2Drowning6275.8Drowning17688.6
Other unintentional injuries*11356.6Other unintentional injuries*3863.2Other unintentional injuries*6066.7Other transport injuries†14176.6
Fire9458.5Fire3557.1Falls4173.2Other unintentional injuries12675.4
  • Source: Global Burden of Disease Data, 2010.

  • *Other unintentional injuries include injuries from explosion, being struck by equipment including sport equipment.

  • †Other transport injuries include injuries to occupants of ATV, watercraft (apart from drowning), aircraft and other specified air transport injuries.