Injury in Ohio

Ohio Injuries: Children Ages 0-4

Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among children 0-4 years of age in Ohio. Increased efforts to prevent injuries to children are necessary as the number of injuries continues to rise.

Ohio Injuries: Children Ages 5-14 Years

Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among children 5-14 years of age in Ohio. Not only are injuries the leading cause of death for this age group, but non-fatal injuries have considerable long-term medical and economic consequences.

Ohio Injuries: Adults Ages 25-64 Years

Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among adults ages 25-64 years in Ohio. Not only are injuries a leading cause of death for this age group, but non-fatal injuries have considerable long-term medical and economic consequences. 

Ohio Injuries: Adults Ages 65 Years or Older

Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among adults ages 65 years or older in Ohio. Increased efforts to prevent injuries to older adults are necessary as the number of injuries continues to rise.

Ohio Injuries: Drowning

An average of 112 Ohioans die every year as a result of drowning, and another 244 are treated in emergency departments. Approximately half of drowning-related injuries in Ohio requiring an EMS run or a trauma admission occurred at home.

Ohio Injuries: Falls

On average each year, more than 900 Ohioans die and almost 300,000 receive emergency treatment as the result of a fall. Increased efforts to prevent fall-related injuries are necessary as the number of these injuries continues to rise. 

Ohio Injuries: Firearms

Every year in Ohio, over 1,100 people lose their lives from firearm-related injuries and more than 2,000 firearm-related injuries are treated in emergency departments. 

Ohio Injuries: Fires

Almost 150 Ohioans die every year as a result of fire-related injuries, and approximately 92% of these deaths occur in the home. Increased efforts to prevent fires and fire-related injuries are necessary to make Ohioans safer. 

Ohio Injuries: Overall Injuries

Every day in Ohio, there are approximately 4,272 emergency department visits, 357 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths resulting from injuries. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Ohioans 1-44 years of age.

Ohio Injuries: Young Adults Ages 15-24 Years

Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among young adults 15-24 years of age in Ohio. Increased efforts to prevent injuries to young adults are necessary. 

Ohio Injuries: Poisonings

Annually, an average of over 1,500 Ohioans die as a result of poisonings, and the number of fatalities from unintentional poisonings increased 34% from 2005 to 2007. Prevention efforts need to be increased to address this growing problem. 

Ohio Injuries: Suffocation

Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability among children 0-4 years of age in Ohio. Increased efforts to prevent injuries to children are necessary as the number of injuries continues to rise.

Ohio Injuries: Motor Vehicle Crashes

Motor vehicle traffic crashes are a common cause of injury and death among Ohio residents. Every 15 minutes in Ohio, 22 people are involved in a motor vehicle crash and 4 people are injured or killed as a result of those crashes.