Tag Archives: death

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Physical activity, including bicycling, is linked with multiple health benefits (1). However, although bicycles account for only about 1% of trips across all modes of transportation, on a per trip basis, bicyclists die on U.S. roads at […]

U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2015: 22

U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2015: 22 Source: National Weather Service Running total. Also includes: Lightning Fatalities 2015 by State, 2015 Lightning Fatality Demographics, U.S. Lightning Fatalities: 2006-2015

Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2011-2013)

Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2011-2013) (PDF) Source: U.S. Fire Administration Report findings Annually, an estimated 2,530 civilian fire fatalities resulted from 1,700 fatal fires in residential buildings and an estimated 372,900 residential building fires. Thermal burns and smoke inhalation were the primary symptoms leading to death, accounting for 90 percent of all fatalities […]

Notes from the Field: Update: Silicosis Mortality — United States, 1999–2013

Notes from the Field: Update: Silicosis Mortality — United States, 1999–2013 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Silicosis is a potentially fatal but preventable occupational lung disease caused by inhaling respirable crystalline silica (silica) (1). Chronic silicosis, the most common form, occurs after exposure to relatively low silica concentrations for >10 years. Accelerated silicosis […]

Does Mortality Differ Between Public and Private Sector Workers?

Does Mortality Differ Between Public and Private Sector Workers? Source: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College The brief’s key findings are: In projecting pension costs, state and local plans assume their workers will live longer than private sector workers. Is this assumption accurate and, if so, why? The analysis confirms that public sector workers […]

The Terrorism Statistics Every American Needs to Hear

The Terrorism Statistics Every American Needs to Hear Source: Washington’s Blog and Global Research Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism

Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales, 2013

Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales, 2013 Source: Office for National Statistics Main points In 2013, approximately 23% (114,740 out of 506,790) of all deaths registered in England and Wales were from causes considered avoidable through good quality healthcare or wider public health interventions. In England and Wales, the majority (at least 60%) of potentially […]