Injury-related emergency department visits (rate per 100 visits), by sex and mechanism, 2002 (horizontal bar chart): Falls: female, 6.1; male, 6.1. Motor vehicle, traffic and nontraffic: female, 4.2; male, 5.1. Accidentally struck against or by objects or persons: female, 2.2; male, 4.0. Cutting or piercing instruments or objects: female, 1.6; male, 3.5. Natural and environmental factors: female, 1.2; male, 1.4. Overexertion and strenuous movements: female, 1.1; male, 2.1. Unintentional poisoning by solids, liquids, gases, or vapors: female, 0.6; male, 0.7. Fire, flames, hot substances or objects, caustic or corrosive material, or steam: female, 0.4; male, 0.7. Other unintentional injury:* female, 1.9; male, 4.1. Assault: female, 1.0; male, 2.2. Self-inflicted injury: female, 0.5; male, 0.6. Adverse effects of medical treatment: female, 1.6; male, 1.3.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

*Includes drowning and suffocation, cycles, machinery, and firearm accidents.