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Home Health Facts Major Disease Burden Major Causes of Death External Causes of Morbidity and Mortality

External Causes of Morbidity and Mortality

In 2015, 109,341 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to external causes of morbidity and mortality, accounting for 5.3% of all inpatient discharges and deaths.



In 2015, 1,993 deaths were related to external causes of mortality and morbidity, accounting for 4.3% of all registered deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 38.0 and 18.2 per 100,000 population of respective sex.



The age-standardized death rate for both sexes due to external causes of morbidity and mortality decreased generally in recent years.



About 50% of the causes of death were due to intentional self-harm. In 2015, the three leading causes of death due to external causes of morbidity and mortality were intentional self-harm, falls and accidental poisoning.