Counts of unintentional injury, homicide & legal intervention, and suicide teen deaths age 15 to 19 in Connecticut

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2010), teenage mortality is a major public health issue because most of the deaths among teenagers are due to external causes that include, but are not limited to, accident, homicide, and suicide. 
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Definitions: The total counts of preventable deaths among teens between the ages of 15 and 19 reported within five-year periods by county. 
The total counts of preventable deaths among teens between the ages of 15 and 19 reported within five-year periods by county. Causes accounted for in the following table include:
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86), Motor vehicle accidents (V02-V04, V09[.0,.2], V12-V14, V19[.0,.2], V19[.4,.6], V20-V79, V80[.3-.5], V81-V82[.0,.1], V83-V86, V87-V88[.0-.8], V89[.0,.2], Accidental Falls (W00-W19), Accidental drowning and submersion (W65-W74), Accidental exposure to uncontrolled fire in building or structure (X00), Accidental Poisoning (X40-X49)
Homicide & Legal Intervention (U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y35,Y87.1,Y89.0), Homicide (U01-U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1), Suicide (U03,X60-X84,Y87.0). 


Data Source: Data provided by CT DPH Health Statistics and Surveillance Section, Deaths Dataset, version 09AUG2022.

Footnotes: Updated: August 2022

Table includes Connecticut residents who died inside and outside Connecticut.